Ravelympics Challenge—and a contest winner!

8 August 2008 · 9 comments in Knitting

I always promised myself I wouldn’t turn into one of those people who knit one sock and forget about the second, but recently I’ve found myself with a pile of single socks. In fact, I have five socks awaiting mates!

Single Socks!
From top to bottom: Pomatomus in Sundara sock yarn (knit by Ceylan), Embossed Leaves in Mama Blue sea merino, Fratello in Wollmeise sockenwolle, Hedera in MadelineTosh sock, stockinette stripes in Noro Kureyon sock

As a challenge to myself, I thought I’d enter them into the WIP Wrestling event of the Ravelympics. So, if you’re on Ravelry and haven’t heard of the Ravelympics, you must have been living under a rock, but basically, the point is to set yourself a challenge to knit during the Olympics. You cast on as the opening ceremony starts—less than two hours from now.

Of course, since I’m crazy, I’ve also decided to knit myself a sweater in the next 17 days. But more about that later! For now, wish me luck.

I also wanted to announce the winner to my contest from a few weeks ago. The correct answer was 8,425 words, which means that the winner was Christine, the very first entry and only 11 words off!

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

lolly August 8, 2008 at 2:53 pm

Wishing you lots of luck! I don’t know how you will choose – there are so many lovely socks in that pile! :)

niko August 8, 2008 at 4:49 pm

it’s amazing that the first entry was so right on! congrats, christine!

elin, think of it this way, you’ve already knit 4 out of 5 of those sock patterns, so it’s only one NEW sock and a sweater. in 17 days? you’ll pull it off. i predict with time to spare. good luck!

the Lady August 8, 2008 at 7:32 pm

Glad I’m not the only one with single socks laying around. Good luck!

Dawn August 9, 2008 at 12:21 am

I think I have 4 single socks awaiting mates so don’t feel bad.

thischickknits August 9, 2008 at 3:07 am

i am knitting the Lady Sweater for the olympics.

what have i gotten myself into.

Navi August 11, 2008 at 5:04 am

Wow! quite a task, I’ll be cheering for you :)

Amy August 12, 2008 at 11:02 pm

You can *totally* do it. Go go ravelympics gold!

cici August 16, 2008 at 2:41 pm

Yeah go for GOLD>>wow,. so many choices to pick from.. why not start and see how far you get. And a sweater too!!! you are a super woman you can do it.ps. you probably already have a few done, since this was posted a week ago.:D

Jenny November 25, 2008 at 5:04 am

Thanks for such an important articles about Socks. This is a very needed info about online socks buying.

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