Sorry about the shouting, folks, but I just have to tell you that I am done with my Ravelympic projects. Yay!!! I feel very accomplished right now. I finished the scarf on Weds, and the socks became a pair last night.
Without further ado, here's the scarf in all its glory:
As a reminder, this was made using SWS on size 8 needles. I cast on only 16 stitches and used most of 2 skeins of yarn. This yarn is nice to knit with, but it's scratchy on my neck.
Now my socks were not as easy to make as the scarf. It took me 3 days to find a good short row technique. And the pattern was easy enough, but I kept getting confused and had to rip out several rows at several points. The first sock I made had a regular bind off...not so good with socks.
The second sock was a lot easier. I did make the foot a tad bit too long, so my heel is actually above my heel, and the toes are a little too pointy. I probably could have knit a few more rounds too make it longer, but hiking up the sock makes it even.
These were knit in Imagination Damsel by knitpicks on size 3 needles. Aren't they pretty? I love them, and can't wait for the cold so I can wear them. It's just too hot right now for wool/alpaca socks.
I'm going to cast on another pair in a few days. I need to rest on sock making since these were done so fast.
I had a good time knitting for the Ravelympics. About a week in, though, I wondered what the reason for this whole knitting spree was. Why was I racing to make these items besides the right to say that I did it? And even if I did not complete anything, what would have happened? Nothing.
That's it for today. I'm going to go cast on for one of my RAK's now. I need to get it done ASAP. I will post when it's done.