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.

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