Thursday, August 21, 2008

Almost half done...

..kinda. I've finished 5 of my 7 Ravelympics projects. Which would be good progress if it was halfway into the Olympics. But it's not. I have 3 days to finish all my Ravelympic projects.

I just started the pair of felted clogs:


And I just finished the Hemlock Ring Blanket!


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Slow going

I started knitting this swirly baby hat, only to find out that it takes me f-o-r-e-v-e-r to knit. This is the progress after 6 bus rides (about 4 hours).


I decided to rip back the swirly pattern and just knit in stockinette stitch on US2s. Here's how that looks:


Not nearly as cute, but now there's a chance I'll actually finish the hat before the baby is born. The work above took about 1 hour.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Jellyfish or blanket?

I've made some more Ravelympics progress...


My Hemlock Ring blanket is one step closer to being done. Now I just have to weave in the ends and block it. I have my doubts as to whether this pile of knitting that resembles a jellyfish can be blocked into more of a blanket shape... I think that's why it took me so long to finish it. It's hard to motivate myself to finish things that are at risk of falling short of my expectations. Had it not been for the Ravelympics this may not have been getting blocked until 2 days before Christmas. (It's a Christmas gift).

A sort of productive day

This is what I did on Sunday.


I accomplished a lot while sitting in the Toronto airport ALL DAY. ALL. DAY. We were supposed to have a 1.5 hour direct flight from Toronto to home, but it was canceled due to mechanical problems. We spent 13 hours in various airports on Sunday, and about 6 hours on airplanes. Airplanes are not my favorite place in the world to be. There are not a lot of options to pass the time. So I knit. And knit some more. And pretty soon I my foliage hat nearly done. I would've finished it but I didn't have the US5 dpns I needed for the ribbing.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Ravelympics progress

I've made some progress on my Ravelympics goals! Check out these cute booties:


They were a super quick knit. I finished them the first day of the Olympics. I used the Saartje's Bootees pattern. More pics to come soon!