Friday, February 26, 2010

Frogging Complete!

Huzzah! Last week at Knit Night the aforementioned projects-gone-wrong were successfully frogged!

Calorimetry -- Frogged!

Tidal Wave Socks:
Tidal Wave Socks -- Frogged!

The lovely Leah even got a frogging-in-progress shot of the socks:
Tidal Wave Socks -- Being Frogged!
(Leah is graduating soon and currently doing the whole Academia Interview thing...send some good wishes her way if you get a chance!)

I even got my medals:

The Love Bites scarf is coming along nicely. It's certainly scarf length by now, though there is still a bit of yarn left. I'm going to try to knit as much as I can and then block it tomorrow night. I've not knit on a single other project since the opening ceremonies. This is the longest I've ever been a monogamous knitter, which is a big part of the challenge. I'm itching to get back to some of my other projects, especially 'cause a few of them are almost finished. Soon!

Monday, February 15, 2010


The Ravelympics/Knitting Olympics have begun!

I cast on for my Love Bites scarf during the opening ceremonies:
Love Bites Cast-On!
It's coming along...slowly...definitely more of a marathon event.

But the real point of this post is the "prelims" for the sprint event I'm doing, the Aerial Unwind, aka Frogging. Here are my before pictures:

Tidal Wave Socks
Tidal Wave Socks. They are actually a bit farther along than the picture shows. Specifically, I turned the heel, then tried them on. And found that they don't fit. Not even close. I can't get 'em over my big heel. That was during the summer of 2008 and I was in Castiglion Fiorentino. I packed 'em in the bottom of my suitcase to bring back to the States, and haven't touched 'em since. (Wanna know why they don't fit? It's a particular bit of knitting brilliance on my part: I went down two needle sizes to get a fabric I liked, and didn't alter the number of stitches I cast on. /epic eyeroll)

Calorimetry. Ugh. I started this before I was a Rav member, so I didn't see all 80,000 threads and comments about how it's huge as written. So I was blindly following the instructions, thinking that it looked big, but trusting the pattern. Should've listened to my instincts! (Please note that this was before I became addicted to stitchmarkers. The markers on that are old rings!)

Tomorrow is Knit Night at KBN, and both projects will (finally!) be frogged and the yarn reclaimed.