even though we’re not allowed to call it the Ravelympics anymore, knitters all over the world still cast on en masse at the start of the Olympics opening ceremonies on 27th july, and will attempt to complete an entire project by the end of the closing ceremonies on 12th august. each “competitor” is allowed to choose their own project, but it has to be something that they feel will challenge their skills & abilities. my project is a cardigan in 4ply yarn, which should present a good challenge – to complete an entire cardigan in a fine gauge yarn in just over two weeks (& i only just worked out the time frame as i’m typing this – for some reason i thought i had three weeks!) is going to be – well, interesting.
since i’m competing for Team Old Maiden Aunt (naturally!), and our only rule is that the project must be all or mostly made from OMA yarns, i’m getting a chance to knit with one of my own yarns for a change, and it’s lovely – the merino/silk 4ply base is absolutely lush to work with & i’m really enjoying it. i have made much more progress since the photo was taken – i’m nearly past the raglan, and everything after that will go quite quickly (i hope!). & now that i realise i’ve only got two weeks, i now understand the outraged responses i was getting the other day when i tweeted about working on non-Ravellenic projects – but i was so close to finishing these!
and since i’d already finished the other socks from the cookie a. sock club june shipment, i was determined that for the first time this year (three shipments so far!) i would finish both patterns before the next shipment came due. i just made it – the next one should be arriving some time next week!
in other months of the club, i’ve only managed to finish one of the two club patterns – i have yet to even attempt the wayward socks from january’s shipment, and have only made it through one leg on the turbulence socks from april’s shipment.
but with only twelve days left to go in the Ravellenic Games (yikes!), i guess i should stop messing about with socks and get going on my cardi….