Thursday, October 8, 2009

funnest ever


When Clara Hughes and Cindy Klaasen won gold and bronze speed skating medals at the 2006 Winter Olympics, Clara asked Cindy to share the top step of the podium with her for the singing of "O Canada". And a few lines into the anthem she turned to Cindy to exclaim "This is so fun!". At least that's what it looked like to me, lip-reading at home. That moment sticks out in my memory as an expression of buoyant happiness. And came to mind as I started knitting my Tree Frog.

I sat on the GO train working wrap & turn short rows to shape the legs, almost gleeful with excitement. Because it's crazy amazing, this pattern. And it totally works if you just follow the line by line instructions. How lucky is it that I learned about wrap & turn short rows just a few days ago! Not sure what to make of the photo? It's the first hind leg of my frog. Toes still to be added. Joints still to be angled and grafted. Funnest knit ever!!!

2 comments:

Suse-the-slow-knitta said...

I can't wait to see this!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

The leg looks like it's constructed similar to her hermit crab. What kind of yarn are you using? (It's beautiful btw) I used acrylic for the hermit crab, and it made it tricky. I understand working with a natural fibre like wool makes it easier to do the fiddly bits.