Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Let the games begin!
The knitting olympics are upon us and this summer we're sweating it out in Rio... well not really but I can pretend. Wait... what exactly is the knitting olympics you ask? Well to keep it brief... you pick out a project, cast-on during the Olympic opening ceremonies on Friday, August 5th and then proceed to knit like the wind to project completion before the Olympic closing ceremonies on Sunday, August 21st. You can either participate on your own, with a local group of friends or with virtual friends over Ravelry in the Ravellenic Games 2016 group.
I'm taking on the knitting Olympic challenge this year and I decided to keep it simple, keep it bulky and keep it in the U.S.A. by using all american wool. I'll be casting on the Lainey Cowl by Carrie Bostick Hoge using Cestari Yarn Mt. Vernon 3-ply bulky that I picked up during our Shephard's Day event at the studio. I think this pattern/yarn combination is a match made in heaven. The simplicity of the Lainey Cowl calls for a yarn that will create on point stitch definition. With only a few weeks to wrap this project up into completion, look for some finished project photos and yarn thoughts later this month.