Monday, February 8, 2010

Planning for the Olympics

I'll be participating in the Ravelympics this year with the marvy Knitters' Brewing Co. team! My plan is to knit the drinking gloves in the sixteen days between the opening and closing ceremonies. Because this is right during midterms, this plan might be a tad bit foolish. I calculated the number of stitches and determined that I should be doing about 1200 a day to keep up. However, that's counting all colorwork stitches twice since this will be my first time using three yarns at once instead of just two. I anticipate difficulties ;)

Wedding shawl is at 22/28 repeats done...when I'm through what the pattern thinks is the main part I'm going to slip it onto some waste yarn, stretch it out, and see if there's any way it could be large enough. If not, there's someone on Ravelry who seems to have made some alterations, so maybe I'll message her and see if she has any words of wisdom. It shouldn't be too hard, but any way to avoid catastrophe would be just great.

So that brings my WIPs down to: wedding shawl, sock yarn shawl (on hold until wedding shawl is done), leafy socks, lindsey socks (but I might frog them...they're not very far along, and I'm not crazy about them yet), and a tussie mussie in a delicious purple. Plus the gloves for the Olympics.

That's a normal amount, right?

Friday, February 5, 2010

Finished Socks!

Sorry for the bad picture...self-foot photography is not my forté.
But the yarn and the pattern and (if I may say so) the socks
themselves are quite lovely :)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Finding Time to Knit

Life has been busy lately. Grad school is involving more reading than I can explain, and to add insult to injury, it seems like we're assigning every essay in the book this quarter. That means a lot of grading.

So knitting time feels scarce.

But I'm still getting a ton done. How is that possible? The Girls' Night Out KAL is going great. I've turned the heel and am mostly done with the foot (pictures maybe tomorrow when it's at a more beautiful stopping point)...and I'll have finished these socks in less than a month. What is it about KALs that make you magically knit faster than you do otherwise? And where's the "I'm making a ridiculous shawl for my wedding" KAL?

*sigh*...the wedding shawl is not progressing. And every time I look at it I get the sinking feeling that it's not going to be big enough as written...and I really don't want to have to alter the pattern :( The rows are so long, and yet it seems that no amount of blocking will make it a reasonable size. Maybe this was a foolish project.

Regardless...just checking in. Really trying to break my bad blogging habits :)