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Knitting Olympics!

by Heidi on February 15th, 2010
 
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Having learnt the basics of knitting it was about time that I started a ‘for real’ project, but I just couldn’t decide what I wanted to make. Limited time, inspiration and funds left me not managing to start anything.

2010 Knitting Olympics

Then I discovered the 2010 Knitting Olympics and the Ravelympics, and really wanted to participate, but having no idea on timing I still wasn’t sure what to make. So I reached out to an experienced friend for advice.

Ravelympics

She recommended a pattern from Fiber Trends for Versatile Scarves. The pattern includes instructions for three different scarves and I must admit that I chose the simplest for a basic garter stitch scarf as just reading the pattern confused me!

Friday night I got comfortable in front of the TV ready for the Olympics opening ceremony, and started trying to figure out how to do the increases the pattern called for. I soon discovered that the wool I had chosen is really fussy and difficult to work with. I swapped to another type just to be able to master the technique.

Alternate knitting project

My plan is to try and finish the pattern in this easier wool, and then return to my original plan, and have both finished before the flame goes out.

I am not sure I really like the way this wool looks knitted, I prefer the woven results, but it is easy to work with so OK for practice. I can always unravel it later!

I always think it’s funny how once you start thinking about a thing it starts turning up everywhere, and having been thinking about knitting another new friend had an article published about Yarn Bombing, and then we ran across yarn bombing at Winterlude!

Yarn bombing at Winterlude

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1 Comment

  1. looks just fine so far…can’t wait to see the finished articles.

    Comment by Christine — February 15, 2010 @ 7:50 pm

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