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Going for the Gold

Sunday, 14 February, 2010

The Ravelympics are underway, and I’m knitting my little fingers to the bone in pursuit of a medal in the Sweaterboard Cross.

I know there are a couple people who read my blog that aren’t knitters (hi mom!), so give me a second to explain it to them. The Ravelympics are the Olympics for knitters. You pick a project or projects, start on them at the beginning of the Opening Ceremonies, and the goal is to have them finished by the end of the Closing Ceremonies. The event I’m competing in, the Sweaterboard Cross, means that I’m planning on knitting an entire sweater during the course of the Olympics.

Now that we’re a couple days into the games, I realize I should have picked a more challenging project. My sweater will be finished by the end of the first week, and probably way before it. Maybe even by tomorrow night. I’m knitting Liesl, by Ysolda Teague, and while in person the sweater appears to fit a four year old, I tried it on this morning and I’m about 2/3 of the way done. Nothing like a lacy pattern and size 10 1/2 needles to make you seem like a quick knitter!

Unlike my Tea Leaves Cardigan, I have buttons all picked out. I’m finding the color of the yarn really difficult to photograph with the overcast day we’re having in North Idaho, so you’ll have to take my word for it that they go together perfectly. The yarn is MadelineTosh Vintage, and it is OMGHOLYPONIES!!!1!! I don’t want to knit with another worsted weight yarn ever again.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Sunday, 14 February, 2010 12:29 pm

    Haha, Liesl is a super-quick project, isn’t it? I think I finished mine in a couple of DAYS. Still, it feels satisfying to end up with a wearable garment in such a quick period. Maybe you can knit several during the Olympic games. 🙂

  2. Mom permalink
    Sunday, 14 February, 2010 12:58 pm

    It does not LOOK simple but it does look beautiful!!!!!!!! Someday I am going to learn to knit just so I can understand the lingo – I never know what you are talking about. Great color too!
    xoxooxox

  3. ponka permalink
    Sunday, 14 February, 2010 5:46 pm

    Love this! That odd teal/blue-green color is my favorite right now.

  4. Annegret permalink
    Sunday, 14 February, 2010 11:38 pm

    Liesl looks fantastic. And I like the colour.

    Annegret

  5. Monday, 15 February, 2010 4:23 am

    I love both Liesl and the yarn! I’m working on a scarf for the Super G and the Stash Compulsory Dance…it’s slow going so far. Congrats for zipping along so quickly!

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