Friday 22 August 2008


I have crossed the line and am receiving medical attention as we speak. Yes, I'm battered, blistered and bruised but victorious!

My last entry for the Ravelympics, my SockPut:

Pattern: Embossed Leaves Socks by Mona Schmidt from Interweave Favorite Socks
Yarn: Dream in Color Smooshy in Peach (yum!)
Needles: 2.75mm

I truly love these socks. What a gorgeous pattern. And the fit is perfect too! Plus, Smooshy, it's just so... smooshy! and sproingy. The stitches literally pop out of the sock. I will definitely be buying some more of this!

I had this much left over too, I only needed to join the second half of the skein about 1/3 of the way into the second foot, so I don't know what to do with it now. Would I have enough for a pair of socks for my daughter? If so, what pattern?

So, for me anyway, the Ravelympics are over. I must admit it was great fun, watching all of the sport while I knit, (Go Ireland in the boxing! two bronze and at least one silver!!) and pushing myself to the limit of what I could achieve in a short space of time. I will definitely enter again next time round.

In other news, I received two lovely packages this week. I won a gift voucher for Yarn at WWKIP day last June. As the store is in Galway and I'm in Dublin, I didn't know what to do with it. I rang them this week and the lovely girl on the phone said no problem, took the voucher number and sent me this:

Two gorgeous skeins of Colinette Jitterbug in the Kingfisher colourway. Yummy blacks, blues and greens with a tad of pink thrown in for good measure. Sounds like a hodgepodge of colours, but it looks great in the skein. I'm interested to see how this will knit up.

I also got The Knitters Book of Yarn by Clara Parkes. I had seen this book at my SnB and it looked good, so I'm looking forward to reading it. Plus there's some lovely patterns in it, especially the snail mittens. I also spied a fish pattern which I think I'll use for my West Wing group KAL on Ravelry. We all have to make a goldfish (remember Danny gave CJ a goldfish?). Only problem is I don't have any orange yarn, so it might end up more of an "artistic" goldfish who breaks away from the humdrum of bowl life and radically dyes its scales to blue or something. We'll see.

What's next? Well, I'm going out with my Sister in law and getting drunk tonight. That much I do know. (She loves the cardigan I made for her daughter by the way, so yay!)
Tomorrow I think I might get the goldfish out of the way and then maybe start my beloved Druid Mittens (Ravelry Link). I'm going to use this yarn for it (another Ravelry link). I can't wait!

Happy weekend!


Tara said...

I love Dream in Color Smooshy. I just want to roll around in it all the time. Never enough of that in the stash. You embossed leaves are gorgeous. Congrats!

Have fun with your sister in law tonight. Kick back, you deserve it. After all, you're coming off a grueling 2 weeks of physical exertion!

WorstedKnitt said...

That Jitterbug looks great!

dmaxi said...

A well-earned Pint - congratulations! Just knit toe-up tubes for your daughter. You have the guage from the foot of your Embossed Leaves socks. Jazz it up with a few yarn-overs.

Doesn't sound like you're taking your foot off the pedal knitting-wise anytime soon.

Anonymous said...

I am so impressed with all the projects you managed to finish. Wow! Love those of the prettiest patterns ever.

Averil said...

Wow I´ve been so impressed with your Olympic prowess! You are on fire!The socks are beautiful. I´ve been cheering everyone on from afar (on hols in Canada) but will need to get in some serious training before the 2012 Olympics roll around, seeing as the competition is so fierce!