Winter Olympic Challenge - tripped at the first jump!
I cast on yesterday using Jaeger's Chamonix with the intention of knitting a jumper as my Olympic challenge.
Bit of a problem that it was day 2 of the Olympics rather than the openning ceremony! Oh well.
Knitted a tension square - decided I needed to go up a whole needle size from 6.5mm to 7.5mm (yes I am a tight knitter) - discovered that I didn't own 7.5mm needles! - knitted the band of the jumper with 6.5mm and ... went to bed.
Then today - couldn't find 7.5mm needles in the city (except those awful grey plastic birch ones - which I bought in desperation but won't use) - called Wool Baa and found out they have 7.5mm casein needles but not sure when I can get there to pick them up.
Got home from work - examined my knitting - decided it was way too sloppy - pulled it all out - decided to knit another jumper instead from the same book - and have started to cast on again...
What a comedy of errors and false starts!
As a result I have substantially revised my ambition and quite frankly if I finish the back of the jumper by the end of the olympics it will be a huge achievement!