2012 ravellenics day 2


Here’s tonight’s progress. I’m a little disappointed, but I only had about 2-3 hours of interrupted time, so I’ll take it.

I knit rows 5-14. I managed to memorize the basic pattern, so now I only need to pay attention to when I’m on a non-standard row. I also figured out it takes roughly 8 minutes to knit a standard row. There also seem to be roughly 8 rows per inch. If I’m supposed to work in pattern until it reaches 66″, then if my math is correct I need to work 528 rows. At 10 minutes per row (padding for cable rows and dropped stitch time) that means 5280 minutes, or 88 hours of knitting time.

514 rows remain, so that’s 5140 minutes or 85.75 hrs. Divide that by the 15 days remaining, and that means I need to knit 5.75 hours per day to finish on time.


Something tells me I’m not gonna make it!


2012 ravellenics day 1

My project for the KO/Ravellenics is Jeanie from the Winter 2007 Knitty. I’ve loved it ever since, and had even bought the yarn from my cousin’s (defunct) shop back in ’07. And it’s been sitting in my stash ever since.


Last night I only had about 2 hours to knit while I watched a recording of the opening ceremonies. I managed to wind the yarn, color code my charts, work my favorite provisional cast on and knit 4 rows. Doesn’t seem like much unfortunately.

It’s 137 sts with sock weight yarn, though, and it’s got patterning on both sides…which means there’s no relaxing “knit back” rows. The payoff will be in the end when I have a gorgeous reversible shawl…now I just need to get it knit!

This project is entered in the Shawl event, the Cable event, and also the Stash event (marinating more than 1 year). I’m playing for Team Canada in Ravelry. I know I said I wasn’t going to join…but I caved yesterday afternoon and added myself. Are you participating this year?