Monday, March 13, 2006

Another Olympic Feat

Those of you who know my aunt also know that she's a knitter. From way back. I have sweet memories of the teensy tiny finger puppets she knit me when I was a child (knowing what I know now, they had to be, like, size 000 or something equally tiny).

She's also an Olympic knitter. For the Knitting Olympics, my aunt elected to try an aran -- a complicated piece of yarnwork filled with cables and twists and calculations that make your head spin. She updated the design to make it a hip sweater for my cousin. Here she is wearing the little gem:



(If any guys are interested yes, she's single)

And here's a closeup on the cables:

Totally medal worthy. Now I want one.

4 comments:

Dipsy D. said...

Hi from Austria! Wow, this Aran is certainly medal worthy, absolutely amazing work - I'm quite envious to see the even cabling, I guess I'll never be able to do that in this lifetime!

Melissa said...

My head hurts just looking at it. Good job for the aunt!

Gingersnaps with Tea... said...

Woah! Is that ever medal worthy--it's beautiful. I dream of being able to knit like that one day…

Michele [iSmile ;D] said...

WOW... Gold medal?! Isn't there anything higher?!!!