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It might just be do-able!

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I gave each sweater a two-letter code and indicated whether buttons were required (because I will need to shop) -- and made a rough plan.  I'm going to have to double check a couple of patterns -- not only the button situation, but also refresh my memory as to required finish knitting for each project:  button bands or collars? button bands and collars? pockets or just pocket flaps?

There's an all day -- 8-9 hours, at least -- photography workshop on the 27th to keep in mind, but even so, I think I can do it.  I think I can, I think I can, I think I can!  I should have a finished sweater to wear to the workshop.  I should have two or three to choose from!

I've planned it a little heavy toward the beginning of festivities and a bit lighter toward the end, just so I have some space to make adjustments and move things around, if needed.  I'm gonna need some space, man, in every imaginable way.  Finish work can be brutal on my hands, wrists, arms, elbows, shoulders, neck, back, hips, knees, ankles, feet... maybe I'm exaggerating... a little.  I might need to pace myself, though; maybe I should book a mid-way massage.

The desired outcome will be a finished vest for my mother, a finished sweater for Madeleine, THREE finished sweaters for me (or two finished and one frogged), a finished baby sweater, and a gold medal!

Tonight's events:  I'll be filling the sink during Opening Ceremonies to prepare Maddy's sweater for blocking; removing the set-in sleeves from Coup d'Etat to prep that for re-soaking, re-blocking, and re-sewing; and casting on for the front (or back, I don't remember which I've already done) of my Habu sweater.  Do you think that's too much?  Heh.

Comments

Birdsong

You sound committed! I will be coming by regularly to cheer you on.

margene

You may as well go for it. You've got a good plan in place!

susan

Lots to go at, you'll deserve that gold when you've finished.

Due to the time difference between Canada and the UK, it means casting on at about 4am, and I don't think I could cope casting on with Dpns at that time.

But as I'm out all day tomorrow I might cast on tonight, and watch the opening ceremony tomorrow evening on the re runs.

I'm test knitting some colour patterned gloves for my challenge.

TeresaC

Yay! This is the spirit! We can do this together. And three new sweaters for YOU! That will be awesome.

Elizabeth

Good luck to you, too! I think Finishing is a fine event!
I have to shop for buttons as well, except I don't know how many yet... still a few things to iron out as I go along :)

Now, which of the three sweaters will you wear on the podium? Decisions, decisions...

Rachel

Good luck! I can only imagine how happy you will be having all those projects done by the end of the games! Great challenge :)

Kym

Oh, love the planning! Perfect! My plan looks like this: Sit. Knit. Knit more. I think I might need a calendar. . .

kmkat

Sounds like you have it all well in hand -- best of luck to you, ma'm!

Wollgut

Love your level of organization!

Carole

Sounds like you've got it all worked out!

Laura

I wish you luck and look forward to reading about your progress.
blessings
~*~

Jodee

I love the calendar! Might have to plot out my knitting as well instead of knitting by the seat of my pants. That doesn't get me to the finish line as often as I'd like.

Bobbi

Boy, and I thought my calendar technique was cool...you are the bomb!!

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