18 February 2010

One Down, One to Go!

Sock OneCompleted the first of my Ravellenics socks on the train yesterday and got the second one started. Although there is a Sock Hockey category, I've entered these in the Snow Cross because I knitted the rib instead of crocheting. Snow Cross, which I think is one of the coolest Ravellenics event names, is combining more than one craft, such as crocheting and knitting, as I've done here. I hope to complete at least one more Snow Cross in the allotted 16 days because I just love combining crafts.

Ankle DetailThis is the first time I’ve ever used Wisdom yarn (yes, that’s really the name!), which is made in Turkey. This particular yarn also has a cool name. It’s called Poems. Poems by Wisdom. Is that cool or what?!?

I love the feel of the yarn. I love the colors. I love the content (wool that doesn’t itch). I’m not crazy about how much the yarn splits while working with small needles. I also became very annoyed last night when, four rows from completing the heel, a knot in the middle of the skein came up.

I can work around knots. No big deal. But this knot joined the second half of the skein in a different area of the colorway. It would have made a bright red blotch on the very tip of my heel, very obvious. So I had to wind off quite a bit of yarn to get back to the right color, which makes me worry I might not have enough to finish the second sock (and stick to the flow of the colorway).

Stitch and Yarn DetailThen, when I completed the first sock, I noticed the second half of the skein had the colorway going in the wrong direction! If I didn’t wind the yarn into a ball and start at the other end, the colors in my second sock would be upside down to how the first sock is done. I think you could see steam coming from my ears at this point! But it might have been the unplanned 55-minute wait for my next bus in 11 degrees that fueled part of that. [Big grin!]

While on our extremely romantic cross-country skiing extended Valentine weekend, I did complete four more Ravellenics projects, but I haven’t had a chance to photograph them yet. I have three more projects waiting in the wings. The finish line is still a week and a half away, so I just have to hope for time management miracles and weather and road conditions that accommodate long commutes. Could we call this a Miracle on Ice if I get them all done in time? Ha ha!

2 comments :

  1. Well this is totally neat. I don't do crafts these days but I love beautiful socks! These are gorgeous.

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  2. Bonjour. Superb capture. Colours are very beautiful. Have a great day. Antoine.

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