Thursday, March 18, 2010


Is it truly about to be Spring? Has it really been over a month since I posted?

Well, the Knitting Olympics have been here and gone, but not without some serious, down to the wire knitting. I started the team, Spinning Knitters on Ravelry. It was more fun to be a team captain because I had the opportunity to interact and inspire all my fellow spinning knitters.

The challenge was to use at least 4 ounces of already spun yarn and knit something challenging in the 17 days of the Olympics. It may seem a bit "beside the point" to use already spun yarn, but for those of us with growing stashes of said yarn, it seemed appropriate. I started out with 7 ounces but when my scarf grew to 72", I stopped knitting. Smart girl. Tired girl.

The yarn I carded and spun was my current favorite in my stash. It was a blend of Polwarth and Angora that I carded and spun to about a sport weight. I used the pattern Alhambra of Anne Hanson of Knitspot. After a false start cast-on during the opening ceremonies, in which I gently frogged my attempt, I started with new needles and knit away. It's all in the tools, people.

I was waiting for the perfect picture of me wearing this lovely for my post, but alas, that's not happened yet. So, here are the progress and finished scarf pics for you all.
This is pre-blocking and I know that a lot of folks said it looked so cool here, but...
Block it, I did. I wanted to see the pattern definition and show off the AMOUNT of knitting I did!