February 18, 2006

Halfway Report

Well, the counter says that 50% of the time has elapsed, so it’s time for a report.

I am not, sadly, halfway done. I’ve just finished the back:

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But I still have the section above the split for the sleeves on the front to do. And then the shoulder straps, and sleeves, and collar.

Still, I’m happy with what I have done. You can see the vertical patterns a little bit in this photo (taken in the midst of high winds and dropping temperatures, sorry for its quality!):

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The centre image is an anchor; on either side of that are trees, and the zigzags on the outside are called “marriage lines”. I thought those were reasonably appropriate motifs for a sweater made for my husband while we’re in the province of New Brunswick, which is both Maritime and heavily forested.

Good luck to all the other Knitting Olympians! I hope you’re doing better than I am at meeting your goals!

Posted by Aven at February 18, 2006 05:05 PM
Comments

It looks great!

I think that if Mark could, technically, wear it (say, as a vest) at the end of the Olympics then you should be eligible for a gold medal. It’s really beautiful, Aven.

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Posted by: canknitian at February 18, 2006 07:27 PM

Holy crow. WOW. I love it. I think you need a gold medal for the design as well as the knitting. Go team Aven!

Posted by: Paula at February 18, 2006 07:52 PM

It looks gorgeous! You can really see the detail. I think you can make it in time. And glad to hear that it looks like it will fit!

Posted by: Carrie K at February 18, 2006 11:46 PM

It looks fabulous!!!!! Mark will love when it is it is done.

Posted by: jean at February 19, 2006 01:17 AM

That’s an absolutely gorgeous piece of knittng. It’s a wonderful design and I really like the symbolism behind it.

Posted by: Lydia at February 19, 2006 12:40 PM

Wow, it’s stunning!

Posted by: Sue at February 19, 2006 05:57 PM

You do gorgeous work! I love the color and the pattern - you deserve a medal for what you’ve done so far! Happy Knitting :)

Posted by: Cathy at February 20, 2006 05:47 PM