Thursday, February 11, 2010

Knitting Olympics

Well, I've decided to enter the Knitting Olympics (thanks, Yarn Harlot!). I will cast on Cascadia, using Happy Go Lucky. The RSC January sock will be a challenge for me--especially to finish by the end of the Winter Olympics.

I've also purchased some yarn that I have been wanting: Blue Sky Suri Merino. I will cast on Orlane's Textured Shawl (Ravelry site: and make it in a larger size since I want a shawl to wrap around me. I also purchased a couple of skeins for either a scarf or other project--either for me or for a friend.

Excitement abounds!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Finished Simple Socks

My final postings on Ravelry on the Simple Sock:

Finishing the 2nd sock right now. The pattern is quite boring (yawn …), but it is good beginner practice for me. I have really appreciated Kelly Petkun’s sock class at the Knit Picks web site (

2/6/10: Finished 2nd sock today. The two socks are not exactly the same–since I did a better job on the 2nd one. I made the toe longer on the second one since the 1st one is just a tad too short. Again Kelly’s videos on YouTube are wonderful!!! Thank you Kelly!