Sunday, February 28, 2010

FO: Ravelympics Monkey Socks

I just completed my first pair of socks as part of the Ravelympics 2010!

I see orange everywhere now: tea tags, dishwasher liquid cap, magazine cover, Blogger logo, etc.

I put an extra effort this morning to redo the grafting of the toes of both feet because I was not 100% satisfied with the result and I had some time to do it. Now, I'm really glad I did because it looks so much neater.

Here are the pictures of my project:

Pattern: Monkey by Cookie A. (Knitty)
Yarn: Malabrigo sock, less than 1 skein
Needles: US 2 / 2.75 mm
Color: Terracotta
Start to finish: Feb. 12 to Feb. 28, 2010
(Ravelympics project)
For: Me
Modifications: None

I'm very very proud!

Have a great Sunday and enjoy the closing ceremonies!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Sock hockey - Day 15

First of all, congratulations to all of you who have reached their Olympic goals! It's so much fun to read and admire all your WIPs and FOs!

I'm almost done. I've got to correct a little error (oups!), but then, one more repeat and the toe and tomorrow, I'm done! At least, that's the plan...

I'm so glad I'm not knitting a sweater ;-)

Have a great weekend all!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sock hockey - Day 11

Ouf! Today was D-day. I finished the first sock at around 9:00am and then, started the second one almost right away. It's 10:00pm and I'm almost at the heel of the second sock! I feel like when I'll have the heel turn done, I'll see the finish line!

I'm glad because if I knit between 1 and 2 hours every night this week, I should finish towards Saturday (which is perfect because I have something planned for Sunday)! And most of all, I'm glad because it seems feasible!

I'm really under a lot of pressure. On March 1st, some journalists will be coming at my office to see if I'm wearing THE OLYMPIC SOCKS! ;-)

Have a great week!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Sock hockey - Day 8

Sorry, no time to write much. Gotta go back on the ice right away. It's about 8-6 for the other team as we speak. But I'm not giving up. I'll try to catch up!

The good news is that it fits great!

I hope your Ravelympics are interesting and productive!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sock Hockey - Day 3

Hi everyone! I hope that all of you who are part of the Ravelympics are enjoying the event and do not feel too much pressure!

As for Sock Hockey, it was a slow start as I did not get much ice time during the first 2 days. I've also had to return to the bench and change my sticks. Although they seemed fine during training, it did not feel right so I increased by one size! I knitted all morning and thankfully, I can announce that the score is currently 3-3.

Happy Valentine Day!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

J - 5

Yes, the Ravelympics are starting in... 5 days! I have the perfect yarn, I've swatched, I even have spare time, but yes, I'm waiting (and excited!) to start the project with my knitting friends Team Montreal Area this coming Friday at 9pm ! I guess this is part of the fun! I can only imagine how the athletes must feel just 5 days from the start of a lifetime experience such as the Olympics.

Here's my swatch and the needles set aside, all patiently waiting to become Monkey socks!

So, in the meantime, I have to put that spare time to good use. I started to knit a gift for my cousin's baby boy. He was born last August and I haven't seen him yet. So far, it is a very fun knit. It's called Striped Outfit for a Stripeknight and is a free download on Ravelry. I think it is super cute and I picked the same color as in the pattern. I think that these 3 colors are the perfect combination for a little baby boy!

Happy Ravelympics everyone!