Sweaterday: Actually on Sweaterday!

So, as previously mentioned, after today, I will likely make very little progress on my Vivian. But I figured I’d show you where I am right now.

Vivian in progres

I’m about half way done with the body portion, before you get to the point where you put the body aside and start working on sleeves. I started picking up speed once I got a way into the decrease portion. Now I’ve got about 25 rows with very few stitches, and they’d probably go pretty quickly if I hadn’t been distracted by the Ravelympics.

I cast on last night for my first project, a Swallowtail Shawl, and hoo boy, it’s addictive.

Swallowtail Shawl in progress

I’m almost to the point that I can start adding the beads (instead of making nupps). I just sat and watched The Cutting Edge last night (I have no access to television at home, so I couldn’t actually watch the opening ceremonies) and started chugging away on the simple lace portion.

beads for the swallowtail shawl

I found these pretty multi-colored beads to use in place of the nupps, and I CAN’T WAIT to get to that point.

Haven’t even started on the socks for the other Ravelympics team, but it’s okay. I imagine the shawl will be done fairly quickly and then I can devote all my attention to the socks, and maybe sneak a little for ole Vivian there.


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