Pre-Gaming

The Ravellenic Games start in just a couple of days. This doesn’t mesh up very well with my knitting timetable. I don’t want to cast on for a big project because I’d have to put it aside shortly. I don’t really want to cast on for little projects, because I could just wait and do them during the Games. But, since I have to knit, I went ahead and did it anyway.

My potholder is about halfway done. I haven’t decided yet what color to make the other side, but I’ve narrowed it down to three choices:

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I think I’m leaning toward the yellow, but I’m not sure yet. Thoughts? Opinions?

Another quick project I started is Belle’s Spa Cloth, another test knit for Carol. This has been something of a comedy of errors. I would have started sooner but I needed help winding the skein into a ball. I drafted someone at my knitting group last night to help me*. While sitting at my LYS today, I looked around for my needles so I could cast on. Nope, couldn’t find them. I grabbed an extra pair of US4s lying around and got started. Before I left, I transferred it onto a spare circ I had in my bag. I got home, found the right needles, and started to knit. Well, I knit the next row with the US4s, but forgot to put the extra circ down. I knit several rows alternating between the 4s and the extra, which was US2. I eventually realized it when I looked down and noticed I was still holding both needles. Whoops! It made the tension really weird, so I pulled it out and started over. Now, I think I’m good to go. It doesn’t look like much yet, but here’s what I have so far:

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I think those two projects will tide me over until Friday. If I finish them both and need something else, I’ll just start another potholder. Or some socks. There’s always socks!

Happy knitting!

*Last time, I asked the wifey to help me. She did, but she complained the whole time šŸ™‚ So, I figured I’d lean on a fellow knitter instead!

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7 comments

  1. Paula @ Spin a Yarn · August 3

    I absolutely love the yarn for your potholder! I have a Sockhead Hat I made last year in the same color palette. I am also leaning towards the yellow for the back. I think it would match a little better than the other two colors. I can’t wait to read about your socks tomorrow and share the progress on mine šŸ™‚ We may have another knitter/blogger joining us; however she hasn’t decided as of yet. I will let you and the others know if she decides yes. I’ve decided to join in on the Ravellenic Games and am waiting until Friday to cast on…that means my socks are going to get a little less love.

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    • alexand knits · August 4

      Thanks! I decided to name it “Pink Lemonade Potholder”. I like how cheery the colors are. I think it will make a nice addition to our kitchen šŸ™‚

      Yay for another sock blogger! Hopefully she will decide to join up. The more the merrier!

      Are you joining a team for the Rav Games? I will probably not do much sock knitting during them either…we’ll see. I’m toying with the idea of casting on for a pair tonight, and then finishing them up after the Games are done.

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      • Paula @ Spin a Yarn · August 4

        Ok…I noted in my sock blog post that I was confused…I didn’t click your link and thought we were doing the same challenge šŸ™‚ I will check out the group and see if I have enough time to understand the rules. I love the name for your potholder and think it fits the colors perfectly. I adore lemonade in any flavor and it makes my mouth water just thinking about it. She is still thinking about it šŸ™‚ No decision as of yet whether she will join.

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  2. Stefanie · August 4

    Your potholder reminds me of one of those popsicles. Great color for Carol’s test knit. Are we allowed to say Ravellentic Games? I slightly remember the whole controversy and the backlash the Olympic organization got from Ravelers. But what was decided in the end?

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    • buggleboo · August 4

      I believe Ravellenic Games is what was decided on as the alternative to Knitting Olympics!

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    • alexand knits · August 4

      Mmmm, popsicles! It’s hot today, and that sounds really good!

      To second what buggleboo said, Ravellenic Games is the alternative to a title that actually contains the word “olympics”. The IOC apparently doesn’t like anyone else using that word, but Ravellenic comes from Hellenic, ie Greek, so is okay.

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