Saturday, February 13
Yarn Harlot's Knitting Olympics. The rules are fairly straight forward: you choose a project, cast on during or after the opening ceremonies, finish before the Olympics end. I browsed Ravelry for a simple sock pattern, I have some nice sock yarn I wanted to put to good use. I will be attempting to finish the Peppermintoes in the 14 days between lighting the torch and the closing ceremonies. I started my project last night while watching the opening ceremonies. Between last night and this morning, I've completed the first diamond and started the second. You might not be able to tell, but I'm doing two at a time. I really like that technique because any mistakes you make are at least the same on both socks. I haven't done any mitered squares before, so I've been very excited to watch the square take shape. I think I'll be using a lighter yarn for the next round of squares, but I'm going to wait to see how I feel when I get there.
Double-double Scarf from Le Blog de MichelineL (yes, it's in French; no, I don't read French). Two things I really appreciated: she posted an English version of the pattern, she included pictures of how to knit the stitch. I really like how easy this is and how polished it looks. It's based on a basic garter striped scarf. Lovely. However, it's going into a holding pattern until the end of the Olympics.