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: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring09/PATTshipwreck.php
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 Frenchpressknits.com: http://www.frenchpressknits.blogspot.com
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool, Color 218 (pair for me), & Galway Worsted, color undecided (pair for shop).
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!