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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Twist Collective/Ravelympic Showdown!

So I imagine most who read this, knit. That said, if you are not a knitter it will probably sound like I'm speaking a foreign language. Sorry folks, it's all knitting related from here on in. I am currently engaged in a battle of knits. Twist Collective released it's first online issue right before the Olympics. I have been stalking the site ever since I got wind of it on Ravelry and as you can see by my teaser photos, Wisteria was number one on the must knit list.
I also jumped on the Ravelympic band wagon and signed up for three "events" to be completed during the Summer 2008 Olympics. The first was the '"Sock Put'"- basic socks in Vesper self striping goodness. Colorway is Meteor.
The second event is the "Home Stuff Hammer Throw". I cast on the lace cafe curtain from Knit Picks to complete the top part of back door window ensemble. (fancy schmancy for set)
And the third and final event is "WIP's Wrestling" I shall attempt to complete the Advent Calendar I started...um, when did I start this? Anyway, I'm gonna try and finish it, okay.
So right now it looks like a dead heat. Wisteria is currently in the lead, but with the Olympic closing ceremonies fast approaching Cafe curtain and Meteor socks may take the gold. Although, never underestimate the power of early holiday gift knitting. At this point in time, it's anybodies game.

13 comments:

soknitpicky said...

WOW! You have been busy! And ambitious! I especially like the Wisteria and the advent calendar.

Yarn It said...

Everything looks great but that sweater really rocks! I have no choice but to add it to my que!

Ragged Around the Edges said...

I've been stalking your Wisteria on Ravelry and it's beautiful. Love the design and you knit it up so quickly. Beautiful.

meg said...

michael phelps may be a swimming machine, but you are a knitting machine. you get golds for all of them, sweets!

Robin said...

Wisteria looks fantastic!!! I love that pattern and it is on my fall to-knit list for sure. I can't believe you're done already - it must be the first FO of it! Woo-hoo!

Jess said...

I think you are my knitting hero. You can work on many things, and all of them get love and attention. I need to learn from your ways.
The wisteria looks awesome. The stitch definition is really great with the yarn you chose. Your post makes me think I need to enhance my stash with a sweater amount of it...

Yvette said...

I really love that cafe curtain and am madly trying to think of somewhere in my tiny home where I could hang such a thing.

The Holistic Knitter said...

Your Wisteria is beautiful ;0)

Darcy knotty Knitter said...

I have never knit a sweater before but I saw Wisteria and new I had to knit it totally wetting my pants.lolHugs Darcy

Patti said...

My daughter is heading to Ukraine and asked for socks and sweaters. Up till now she has pooh-poohed them (she gets hot easily here in the south in Georgia). I think this sweater just went to the top of the list for her and I am not going to even give her a say so.

ponyknit said...

Lovely yellow. It's my favorite color :)

Linda said...

I absolutley LOVE the yellow Sweater! (Twist Collective?) I'm a long time crocheter just learning to knit. Can't wait til i'm good enough to make something like this! Really lovely.

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