Olympic Update, Day 11

February 23, 2010

Photo as of Day 11:
Gypsy Socks WIP
Past the heel and a couple inches into the leg.

I have MOSTLY been project monogamous. Especially since Saturday when I only had 1/2 the feet done and realized I had to step up my game a bit.


Go Knitting Nomads!

February 13, 2010

I am Team Captain for the Knitting Nomads. Since Saturday is our regular knitting day at Kari’s Cafe, we got to share our newly cast-on Ravelympics / Knitting Olympics projects.
Knitting Nomads Team
Project: Pretty Thing in cashmere.
Knitting Nomads Team
Project: Mobius Cowl
Knitting Nomads Team
Project: Oops, I forgot. That’s not the name of the project, I just forgot what S. is making.

There will be some more team members coming soon….

To my team members, you will be happy to know that according to the Yarn Harlot’s rules, chocolate is mandatory.

Let the Games Begin

February 13, 2010

I signed up for the Yarn Harlot‘s Knitting Olympics, and took the Athletes Pledge.

I cast on this morning. (We watched half of the opening ceremony last night, but I went to bed before the torch was lit. My dear son woke me at midnight to tell me the torch was now lit and I could cast on, but I deferred until after I’d had my coffee this morning.)

Gypsy Socks WIP
Here are the socks with 3 rounds knit.

Citius, Altius, Fortius

Pre-Olympic Training

February 10, 2010

The Olympics start on Friday, so the Ravelympics start then, too. Knitters, weavers, and crocheters all over the world are ready to start their projects as the Olympic torch is lit, and be finished before it is extinguished.

The basic idea is to pick something that is challenging to complete in the 2-week timeframe. I am doing socks which in itself are not a challenge, but I am going to do two-at-a-time magic loop AND I am going to try to knit them continental. (I am an old-habits-die-hard thrower, even though I know how to pick.)

My friend and co-Knitting Nomad JW is going to help me with the Magic Loop if I get stuck.

Here is the yarn:
Gypsy Socks WIP
Cherry Tree Hill Superwash DK, in colorway “Gypsy Rose.”

I have the yarn wound, and last night got the idea to rewind it into the 2 balls that will be needed and find the same starting point on each one, so that my toes, at least, match.

I am entering in several competitions: Sock Hockey (since it is socks), Speed Skate (since it is one skein of yarn) and Stash Dance (since I didn’t buy new yarn for the event).

By the way, I am the captain of the Knitting Nomads team – Go Knitting Nomads!

Tyra done!

February 10, 2010

I finished my Tyra. It is warm and comfortable. I don’t think we were able to get any really good pictures, so I may do another post if I can get some better snapshots.
Tyra FO
Tyra FO