Green Flag

Ready, set, KNIT!

This is an official log of my entries into the Knitting Olympics/Ravelympics.

Entry #1: Shipwreck Shawl.

(Photo from pattern.)

Pattern: “Shipwreck Shawl” by Bethany Kok, a variant on the “Pi Shawl” by Elizabeth Zimmerman. Published in Knitty:

Yarn: Berroco’s Ultra Alpaca Fine, color 1282, “Boysenberry Mix”, a heathered purple fingering weight yarn of blended alpaca, wool, and nylon. 4 Skeins.

Needles: US 4, 8, 9, 10, 10.5, & 11.

Events: Entered in Ravelympics events “Beading Biatholon”, “Short Track Shawl”, and “Lace Luge.”

Team: On behalf of “Big Damn Heroes,” Ravelympics team of the “Big Damn Knitters” Ravelry group (for Firefly fans, not people who enjoy profanity, though there’s probably a gruop for that too).

#2: 2 Pairs of Felted Slippers.

(Photo by designer)

Pattern: “French Press Felted Slippers” by Melynda Bernardi. Published in

Yarn: Patons Classic Wool, Color 218 (pair for me), & Galway Worsted, color undecided (pair for shop).

Needles: US13.

Event: Felting Freestyle

#3: Frog That Poor Vest.

Pattern: “Mottled Sweater With Cables” by Rebecca Design Team (Rebecca is a real knitting magazine. Published in German. I didn’t just make that up). Published in Rebecca #36, January 2008.

Yarn: Unknown. Came from a college friend, whose mother purportedly got it from Maine, but was so allergic to it that it sat under a bed in a box for 30 years.

Event: Aerial Unwind. I.e. frog something you’ve been meaning to frog for a while.

If I make the gold in #1, I will be content. The other things are to (a) offer an opportunity for the overachiever in me, and (b) give me something to do when I get crazy sick of #1.

Good luck! If you are participating, post your projects here, or link to your own blogs!

4 thoughts on “Green Flag

  1. I can’t wait to see your finished shawl, it looks SO beautiful! And those shoes are absolutely adorable!!! (p.s. I have no knitting skills or any further interest, but I love the way you write and your blog is constantly cracking me up 🙂


  2. Well, I tried earlier, but was fully satisfied that I could cast and knit part of a scarf…and then I had no further interest, haha!! I have my neglected art that could take up my time… which obviously isn’t since it’s currently neglected. :/ But, seriously, I love reading about what you turn out.


  3. Oh man, that shawl AND the slippers are both ones I plan to do in the very near future! I’m doing my first sweater, just a top-down raglan (that I’m kind of making up, based on my own math contrasted against a raglan generator), but that’s a big enough challenge for me at this point in my knitting career!


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