Oh yes my pretties it is THAT time again! I am so completely stoked that The Yarn Harlot has come to her senses and decided to host the Second Official Knitting Olympics! I love me some Ravelry and all but the Knitting Olympics, in my opinion, is completely the Harlot's Baby! It would not have been the same without her, however, i would have gone boldly forward and progressed as if she were hosting the event and have done it in her honour (<~~~spelled that way on purpose because she's Canadian, eh!). In case you missed the first Knitting Olympics...you can read the initial challenge set forth, here in 2006. This is, after all, only a Winter Event. Little did The Harlot realize how big, no...how HUGE the Event would become, when all was said and done, thousands of Knitter World-Wide had stepped up to the challenge.
This was me in 2006 taking on my first Lace Knitting project...ugh!
***WARNING: Crazed Knitter Alert!!!***
I figured i needed the mud mask!
I even had my own support crew cheering me on...
Deb and our niece Katie were in charge of supplying me with coffee. We were living in Maryland with Deb's family at the time and Katie was visiting for the weekend. Oh how times have changed...
Katie is now a married gal with a brand new baby boy. Austin was born on January 13th, 2010. considering that they live back in Maryland i bet she's sure glad her due date was before the HUGE ass Snowstorms!
Anywho, back to my first project...here's the outcome....
A closeup of "Branching Out" from Knitty.com. Mine was made double wide.
Blocking that sucker out on my bed. Notice the Knitting Inspector? Our dearly departed girl, Luna. Awwws, i sure miss her!
This year my Knitting Olympics Project is all about socks! Socks!! SOCKS!!!
I love to knit socks on dpn's (double pointed needles, for you Muggles), however, i am going to break down and learn a new technique. I have purchased a copy of Cat Bordhi's books "Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles" and also two sets of size 2 circular needles from Knit Picks collection. I am looking very forward to trying them out!
So, not only am i learning a new way of knitting socks, but i have come up with a number of socks to knit from Opening to Closing Ceremonies. In the Spirit of The Knitting Olympics Challenge, i have decided to push my limits and attempt to knit 5 pairs of socks in the 17 days. Yes, i said FIVE Pairs. That's 10 socks in 17 days!!
Stay tunes for further updates...