An Estonian girl who has found a home in Sweden.

Monday, August 11

Ravelympics 2008

August 11, 2008 Posted by Vaire

There is an event on Ravelry called Ravelympics. It lasts for the duration of Summer Olympic Games and we are supposed to knit/crochet/spin/etc. something challenging. Participants can belong to a team and take part in events if they so choose. It's great fun.

I belong to two teams: Team Ankh-Morpork Knitters Guild and Team LSG. I chose to take part in WIPs Wrestling for Team LSG and events Shawl Relay and Laceweight Longjump for Team A-M Knitters. The shawl I chose for these events is Seafoam Shawl, a free pattern accessible on Ravelry only at the moment.

I must have cast on for that shawl at least 7 times before I got it right. It's not that the pattern is complicated, but it does not have a diagram. I am very visual and need to "see" how it's supposed to look. I graphed the pattern yesterday and have made some progress.

I finished two of my WIPs (works in progress) for Team LSG when I took breaks from starting and ripping out the shawl. The first one finished is a baby raglan sweater for my friends' baby.

Baby Raglan Sweater

The light was fading and the photo came out worse than usual.

Baby Raglan Sweater Sleeve

Here's a detail of the sleeve, the colour is more accurate, it is dark chocolate brown.

For each completed item the participant gets a special Ravelry avatar and a medal. Here's mine:

Ravelympics medal

I finished seaming and weaving in the ends of the green baby jumper after the sun had gone down, so there are no pictures yet. I also need to find buttons for it before officially crossing the finish line with it.