Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
I had to stop my Olympic sweater and knitted this hat:
No sweat for us knitters. One knitter charted the pattern and posted it on Ravelry for free. Need I say more.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I finished the back of my Ravelympics Intentions! yesterday:
This is really fun knitting. It is eating yarn like crazy though. I used more than two skeins (370 yards) already for the back. Good thing I have another skein coming from the dyer (Have You Any Wool).
Now on the the fronts. This is where the real challenge begins. I am alternating skeins throughout the project. I was going to knit both fronts at the same time but juggling four skeins at once might not be a great idea. One at a time.
On to day four.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
I hope 17 days. As long as the Vancouver Winter Olympics.
I am taking up a challenge organized by the knitting communiy Ravelry called Ravelympics. It is simply a knitting olympics. You pick a pattern. You cast on as the Games open and you finish before the flames go out.
Sounds like a piece of cake, right?
But this is the Olympics. You don't do something simple. You challenge yourself. You go that extra mile. You push harder.
So I am attempting to knit a sweater in 17 days.
Here is the pattern:
I am knitting it with Have You Any Wool Lux Worsted yarn in colorway lone star. You can swatch to get gauge before the event started.
But this is the Olympics. You just don't follow the set pattern. You challenge yourself. You go that extra mile!
So I am making some moderations to the pattern. First I am making it into a cardigan. With a zipper.
Then I added two inches ribbing to give it a finished look.
I am also mirroring the side cables.
So far so good. Here is how far I got on day two:
Back to the needles now. Cheer me on!
Friday, February 12, 2010
Let the pictures do the talking.
It's very pretty, I must say...But I'd rather not see another flake for a good long while...
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Or at least my sweater is.
Proudly present my Valentine's Cassidy:
My first sweater of the year. Madelinetosh Tosk DK. Six skein. Colorway is Tart. On size 8 needles. The pattern is Chic Knits Cassidy. It is a hoodie but I didn't have enough yarn so I knitted a collar instead. I took the collar pattern from another Chic Knits pattern -- Twist Cardigan. It matches perfectly and I am very happy with it.
I like Tosh DK a lot. It was originally classified as a worsted weight yarn and I knitted it as such. It felt a little loose. I am glad it got reclassified as a DK. I think it knits up much better as a light worsted/DK at 5 -5.5 stitches per inch.
Now I am inspired to finish my Twist, which has been languishing in hybernation for over a year.