Thursday, August 7, 2008

Training nearing an end

Well the time is drawing near....the Olympics start tomorrow....so the ravelympics start tomorrow at 7:00am (local time).  I think I'm readying.  I have wound my yarn into a cake (800 yds of laceweight took awhile).  I do need to find my pattern again.  I'm in the Shawl Relay and making another swallowtail shawl (but a little larger)

My Secret Prayer Swap Socks are almost done (just 1/2 a toe more to go, then hide ends, block)  It feels good to have those done!  There are a few other projects I want to put in the package but they should be easy to get done!

I started a plain vanilla sock for Knit Night (although I missed this week).  It doesn't involve thinking so it is perfect for visiting!  I'm loving watching the colors change!  So fun!

So today's goals:
  1. Finish Swap socks
  2. Finish skirt (I hope this is doable....I think it is thanks to Jennifer!  She commented in the last post asking if my machine had a hem stitch.  Who knew?  Not me!  No hand hemming for me.   A little practice and the hem was done in no time and looks so much better than if I had done it by hand!  Thanks Jennifer....got to love blog friends!)
  3. Now if all that gets done I will try to work on the last little goodies for my swap package...Can't wait to show it all to you!
  4. Rest up for the games!  Go team Baton Rouge Red Sticks!!!!

9 comments:

ashpags said...

Heck yeah BRRS! I had been planning to knit straight from the balls of yarn, but I think I will wind them today, so I can do at least a little bit of training, and make sure there are no knots, etc. Good luck getting everything on your list done today! My prof comes back late tonight/tomorrow, so I will be frantically finishing up my paper and the other stuff he assigned me. ;)

Suzanne said...

Good luck on the Ravelympics! Your braver than I am. Lace weight scares me. :) Look forward to seeing the project. Thanks for all your nice comments!
Suzanne

Lovs2Knit said...

I didn't even think about the hem stitch on the sewing machine.

I love self striping sock yarn.

Jennifer said...

you're so productive! I'll gladly cheer you on from the sidelines. Go BRRS! I didn't sign up. I'll knit, someone has to been in the stands cheering on the olympians. :)

Wool Winder said...

I recognize that yarn! A good choice for Knit Night.

Kenyetta said...

Good luck on the Ravelympics!
I will compete next year.

Trudy said...

Oh Man, I wish I had hem stitching on my sewing machine. It would be awesome...I would sew a lot more!!

Good luck on Olympics, Leah!

selects wool and flax said...

Wow ~ that's an ambitious list! Enjoy your day and... clickety clickety click!

Aunt Kathy said...

Glad you got the hem dilemma worked out.