Finishing my last Olympic project, a pair of socks, for the Ravelympics seems quite impossible to me at this moment. With only one toe completed and about an inch into the foot, it would take non stop knitting to finish them from now until the deadline of 11:59 am Sunday, August 24th. School starts Tuesday and getting ready for the big day is more than enough for me to handle...non stop knitting is extremely unlikely for me. Actually just starting this pair of socks is an accomplishment because I knew I would be short on yarn. Paton's Kroy Stripes yarn comes in 166 yard skeins. Originally I had two skeins. As I progressed with my circle socks I knew two skeins would never be enough. I went back to Joann's but they were all out. I dug out the leftover yarn from my monkey socks and figured I could use it in a pinch. Not being overly crazy about the idea I headed back to the store yesterday for one last try and low and behold they had gotten more in (same lot number, too). I bought one more skein and now with three skeins there should be plenty to finish the socks. I'm happy :)
Looking on the bright side I have finished four more ravelympics projects since my last post. (Check out Ravelry for details).
Finders Keepers dishcloth:
Dot's within Stripes Dishcloth ( I love this one...can see myself making more of these):
another favorite, the DW dishcloth:and finally my modified toe-up Circle socks. I'm please with how they match up. Not thinking to make note of the striping section before starting, I think I did pretty well matching up the second sock. Check out my "new" sock blockers. I found my grandmother's vintage sock stretchers quite by accident. I was thrilled to find them. They are quite old and some of them have the marking "Lee-Rowan" on them. In another post I'll show you all of them, large and small and some are adjustable.
I love how I can easily hang them up for photographing and in the future when I wash my socks I can hang them to dry!
Summer's almost over. Where did the summer go? I had so many plans to do so many things and I feel I have very little to show for it. Now back to the rat race and the driving...at least I'll have a chauffeur this year ;) With his learner's permit in hand (in his duct tape wallet) and a driving school lesson under his belt, my middle guy is raring to go. I told him when I start pulling out my knitting while he's driving he'll have passed the test in my book :)
Have a wonderful weekend with lots of happy knitting. Enjoy the last few days of summer :)