Friday, August 15, 2008

Mitten Medley

overcommitted mitten wip

The Team Drunken Knitters had an Olympic Opening Ceramony pub party last Friday. I managed to pick up my mittten pattern just before I got there. I was actually only swatching during the ceremonies. I did not cast on until Saturday. Several people had multiple Olympic projects. Definitely a lot of Hopeless Overcommittment. We watched the ceremonies on the pub widescreen TV. It was an amazing depiction of 3000 years of Chinese history. A lot of wire work was featured, tying Hong Kong in nicely, probably unintentionally.

The Druid Mittens are progressing well. I am very happy with the way the Noro colour changes look on the cuff pattern. Last night nina at creative Yarns showed me how to knit cables without a cable needle. This will be very useful for this mitten as it has multiple tiny cables per row. I need to start working on my WIP Wrestling.

I also just bought the Vogue Italia Black Issue. More about that next time.

Friday, August 08, 2008

A Long TimeComing

Ankle Sock w Garter cuff

Its been so long since my last post. I almost completely dropped out of the Blogosphere; only dropping in sporadically to read other blogs. I was too busy during the school semester and then when it was over I completely avoided all but essential email on my computer. I was still knitting and finished a couple of pairs of socks. The ankle socks in the photo are 40" wool, 45% cotton, 15% polyamid and ohh so comfortable. I wish I could have knitt faster and knit more pairs.

This blog started because of the Knitting Olympics, Winter 2006, started by the Yarn Harlot. Now a new Olympics is starting today and a new Knitting Olympics: The Ravelympics. The Ravelympics is definitely a child of the Internet 2. Ravelry members world wide have created both teams and events. I have entered two events: WIP Wrestling and the Mitten Medley. I started a wrap in the spring for the Diva, for an Ebony Elite KAL. It is still unfinished and I will now wrestle it to the end of the Ravelympics. In a show of bravado or absolute foolhardiness I entered the second event. If I can't finish one object during a KAL how do I expect to finish two? My mitten pattern is Jared Flood's Druid Mittens, as seen on the cover of Vogue Knitting Fall 2008. I still have to run out and get my pattern this afternoon, for this evenings cast on.