Obvious answer this week – my Ravellenics project!!! I love knitting and I love the Olympics so this is my favorite time of the year. I joined Team Sasquatch this year and it’s the first year I’ve joined a team so I’m not really sure what that means. But, I also have my local Olympics. One of my friends hosts a little event each Olympics and it’s so much fun. We meet on Opening night and cast on our projects in one of two categories – sprint or marathon. We have to be complete by closing ceremonies and then she brings in some non-knitters to judge the projects. I’m a two time medal winner so there’s a lot of pressure on me to three-peat!
I decided to use some of the yarn I bought at the Loopy Ewe last month. I cast on the Fresh from the Cauldron sock yarn in the Tea Party colorway. Although to me it’s more of a Halloween colorway. I solicited some pattern ideas on Instagram and ended up going with Prism. It’s a free pattern by Jaya Srikrishnan. It calls for two different yarns but it works perfectly well with one variegated skein. I started knitting and was thinking how it would be nice to have orange for the heels and toes but I’m not much of an orange person. I did have some orange in my stash but it has no nylon so I was not comfortable using for heels. Then I remembered I had some left over sock yarn from Susquehanna Yarn and it was sparkle orange and matched perfectly!!!
Good news – the Olympics are half over and I’m done with one sock and through the cuff on the second so I think I’m well on my way to finishing. I don’t have as much knitting time this weekend so we’ll see. Side note – headed to see Yarn: The Movie on Sunday so I’ll share more on that soon!!
Here are some pictures of the socks in progress!