Well, I finished. The Ravelympics are done. Ten knitting projects are complete. And I still had seven hours to spare by the time I was done.
So, here are the last five.
I’ve done another pair of the Slip Stitch Longies like I did in this post. I am just in love with these, so will post a pattern soon for anyone else keen to knit them up.
These are knit using The Wool Company Utiku Multi coloured in the Sunset shade. I love how the pooling is still slightly visible, yet totally broken up by the slip stitches. Here are a couple more pics, closeup.
A friend of mine is just starting chemotherapy, so I’ve knit up a hat to keep his warm in the coming Northerm Hemisphere winter. It’s the Ribbed Beanie from Wooly Wornhead, knit in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky. Nice and simple, yet very stylish. Modeled by the lovely DH.
This is the last bag for the Ravelympics Bag And Tote Backstroke. It’s the Watercolour Bag, knit in Utiku for the edging and bottom, and Noro Kureyon for the body of the bag. I wussed out and just used leather for the straps, instead of knitting a 10 foot icord.
So, I was finally on the home stretch. I saved the socks until the end, because they were going to take longer than the longies. Nothing like prcrastinating. I had a lovely Regia sock wool for KM7, but could I find the wool? Nope. So I knit up some Opal Lollipop, which KM7 seems equally pleased with.
And the finale, would of course HAVE to be longies. Knit using The Wool Company Utiku Possum Merino, I knit these up for a little wee man, set to arrive in the world in September/October. I wanted them to be able to go with everything, and what goes with everything better than jeans.
So, as I cross the finish line, fingers in plasters, Ben Gay rubbed into joints, toothpicks holding eyes open, I did what any avid knitter would do. Cast on.