Monday, July 28, 2008

Gearing up for Ravelympic Training!!!

The Summer Olympics begin in 11 days, and my Ravelympic training started tonight when I went to the Flatbush SNB meeting. I like this group because it is in Brooklyn, there is ample parking near the location (Connecticut Muffin), the people are friendly, it's 20 minutes away from my house, there is a bus that takes me straight there if I don't feel like driving, and a very good friend of mine lives around the corner. Lately, my weekends have gotten very busy, so it has been difficult to squeeze in knitting time. Then, you have to drag yourself to work on Monday morning. This monday evening knitting meeting is a great way to have something to look forward to as I am dragging myself to work.

For Ravelympics I have decided to knit the Gathered Pullover as my Sweater Sprint project. Originally, the pattern uses Brown Sheep Top of The Lamb Sport, but I decided to use Berroco Ultra Alpaca. The original gauge is 19sts/24 rnds on size 7 needles. My yarn's gauge is 20sts/26rows. We will see what circular knitting does to that number. I will begin my magic loop swatch tonight. I have both size 7 and 6 needles, just in case.Aside from that, I have to finished my Nutkins. Finally, a Finished Object that belongs to me me me !!!! This is entry #1 for Summer of Socks 08


This is my Camera Sock. All that is left to be done is the kitchener stitch, but I keep messing it up. AARRRRRGGH!!!!


Happy Knitting everyone!!!

8 comments:

Deborah said...

Congrats on finishing those socks! They look fabulous on you. Hooray a FO! I would suggest maybe going down a pattern size for the sweater. I wish I had.

Bajanknitter said...

Your socks look great!!!And good luck with the Olympics!!

Kim said...

The Nutkins look great! You've got me beat on SOS socks. I still haven't finished an SOS sock. The Gathered pullover will look great in that brown. I signed up to do the Raelympics but I'll probably end up doing nothing. Maybe the cowl jump. Hope to see you soon!

Necia said...

You're going to love the Berocco ultra alpaca. It's truly lovely! However, I THINK I heard that it grows, not to confident on that statement, so play it safe, and wash your swatch!

Nancy said...

Love your nutkins, sadly mine are still not finished. Heck I haven't even finished the first one:(

chicagopurl said...

Hi Chica! Love the socks! Now, if I can go ahead and try my first pair...hmmm...LOL! When you get a chance, check your Rav messages. Talk to you soon!

nicolina said...

those socks are adorable! gonna make them as well but probably not for me :-(

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

The socks are wonderful. I was going to ask you to join our team but I see you're taken. Awww shucks !!!