Rav-Olympics!

Photo Credit: Motoya Nakamura for The Oregonian/2005

Have you started the Rav-Olympics? We’re halfway through, already! If you are unfamiliar with the Rav-Olympics, essentially its a knit-a-thon during the 2 weeks the Olympic athletes descend on the host country to battle against the world’s best. The goal: to knit up something super ambitious during that two weeks (and finish it!) or complete as many WIPs as you currently have on the needles…all while watching the Olympics of course (I DVR my Olympic coverage while in work and then have a marathon in evenings).

My Rav-Olympics project is the Spring Bandit by Kate Gagnon Osborn, a beautiful triangular lace scarf for my Mum for her birthday this week. I’m nearly 70 percent done and totally impressed with my speed despite the lace–and all the hiccups that come with lace (why am I 3 stitches short!?). I had to rip back entirely once (a mistake on row 2) when halfway through, as well as about 4 rows in the 4th repeat of the body lace, but now I’m back on track. You can track my project progress, which is Ravelled here.

I hope to finish by the end of the week and get to blocking it–I know it will need a lot of stretching since I’m making the scarf with just 2 skeins of ShiBui Sock in the Peacock colorway. Man, I adore this yarn.

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