Friday, August 15, 2008

Summer Knitting Ravelympics Olympic Socks

Summer Knitting Ravelympics Olympic Socks

Teams: Team Mine, Team Obama, Team Ohio, & Team TARDIS
Event: Sock Put
Pattern: Non Modified Monkey Socks by Cookie A Published in Knitty, Winter 2006
Yarn: Crazy4Dyeing Slendersock in Moondance
Needles: Susan Bates and Bryspun size 2 dpn's
Cast On 9AM, August 8th, 2008
Finished 7:37PM EST on August 15th, 2008

I am so excited to be finished with my socks. This was a great project for me. My last Olympic project was Shedir for Tracy. Shedir was a great project, I really pushed myself to improve my cabling. I splurged on some very yummy Rowan Calmer. I love that hat, but not as much as I love Tracy.

The socks were doable, they pushed me just enough, they also expanded my skillset. I learned to Kitchener stitch, finally. After watching the following video several times and then revisiting the Knitty directions it finally clicked. I love the Crazy4Dyeing hand dyed sock yarn. It was a dream to knit and feels so nice on my feet.

Sometimes you just have to see someone demonstrate a skill. Words and static pictures just don't provide enough input. It's also nice to be able to fumble along at your own pace in the privacy of your own home.

Thanks to everyone who helped make the Ravelympics possible!

1 comment:

Sourire11 said...

CONGRATS!!! Yeah for a Team Ohio Gold!