See, the Rogues had it. Really they did. Y'all came out and had some great reasons why Rogue was better than mittens, and the vote was overwhelmingly in favor of Rogue. I was all excited, and I started swatching (y'all know how I love the swatching, right? I do. Love.It. Call me crazy.), and THEN La mentioned that I could be on the USA Fair Isle team (woot!), and THEN Theresa said...well, that Theresa...she essentially double-dog dared me, and as Julia noted, a girl can't just back down from that, and THEN...THEN.....on the back stretch, a dark horse appeared on the horizon:
I now have the kit for this - Hanne Falkenburg's Mermaid jacket (Thanks Liz - people, go see her almost completed one here.). Side to side construction in all garter stitch with fingering weight 2ply Shetland. Oh yeah, this baby is amazingly beautiful! And the colors! Oh la la! BUT.....can it be done in 16 days? Or would this REALLY be jumping off the deep end?
Hmmmm....let's see...gauge is 25 rows over 4", my size is about 42" = ~262 rows averaging 20"-25", not including short row flares and gussets. Then add the sleeves (16-17 inches = ~100 rows each)....and then there's all these color changes and ends....mmmmhmmm (tippity-click, tippity-clack on the adding machine)....so, aprox 500 rows of garter stitch in 14 days (to give time for finishing & blocking) = 35 to 36 rows per day......um...or NOT.
But yeah, the MINUTE that the Olympics are over.....