It’s time for the Olympics, and on Ravelry, it’s time for the Ravelympics!
(dum de DUM de DUM DUM DUM dum…sing along with me now, won’t you?)
The general idea of Ravelympics is to choose a project, cast on, during the opening ceremonies, and have it finished by the closing ceremonies. Two years ago, I knit this wonderful little dress for Grandbebe Girl during the Summer Games.
This year my challenge was going to be socks! With short row heels and toes. Figured that would be a new thing to add to my repertoire, and pretty much a slam dunk. Tricky part will be getting two socks knitted in two and half weeks, with leaving town the last weekend for the crazy desert town tying of the nuptial knot.
Whatever for the short rows. (Still being figured out. Stay tuned.)
So I toyed with the idea of a real challenge. I bought Peasy (Rav link) yesterday.
Yes. Yes, I did. I decided on Peasy over Audrey, for buying. (I have access to most of the other pattern discussed here already.) I thought, I could do Peasy, I bet.
Yes. Yes, I could. Not, however, with only 24 hours before the Games begin...no swatching done, the pattern unreviewed, no research or preparation.
No. No, I think not. Not with the wonderful Aarlen cashmere (Thanks, again, Martha!) at stake.
So back to socks. No one is going to drop their jaws at these, but I dare say I will get some nice wearable, good fitting, hand knits out of the deal.
In a reasonable amount of time.
And I have made a decision about the Aarlen. I am off dead center there.
I love progress.
Speaking of which, I have been conducting short row experiments. Testing variables! Eliminating factors! Results may be imminent.