The name of this post is stolen from an event that they have in the Ravelympics. What is the Ravelympics, I hear you ask? Well it’s a giant crafting “thing” that takes place alongside the normal Olympics – so the summer version in 2008 and for 2010, the winter ones. The basic premise is that you start and finish something during the duration of the games, although there are also specific challenges that you can choose to tackle depending on your level of madness. The one that appeals to me, and I’m going to start already (as I don’t want to wait for Feb), is WIP Wrestling, where you try and finish as many of your half-finished projects as you possibly can.
In my case, I had 8 WIPs outstanding at the beginning of the year, most of which have been sat there for a goodly while and need to be finished. So my aim, as well as finishing other projects, is to get all of these done so I can be free of the guilt of seeing them in my stash when I cast on for something new.
The culprits are:
- Husband Socks – update on these below
- Boose’s Booties – also an update on these
- Trev’s Gloves – started and finished one, last weekend – need to get the second one done so Trev can enjoy non-frozen hands
- Fiddlehead Mittens – finished the first one of these really fast – stalled on the second, and still have to knit linings for them too
- Otto – this got put to one side after I had a serious falling out with the sister whose child it was intended for. Rubbish excuse I know, but I need to finish him and then decide what to do with him
- Hourglass Jacket – started this because loads of people were, did about 4 rows and then got distracted by other stuff
- Central Park Hoodie – did the back quite quickly, and then most of the left front, which I then had to frog for using the wrong size needles. Need to get smaller projects out of the way so I can focus on spending a big chunk of time on this one
- First Handspun Socks – spun up the yarn for this which is a bit overtwisted and seriously tough. But need to give it a go on sufficiently large needles just to see how they come out
Use Judy’s Magic Cast On: 16/32 stitches.
Worked up to 72 stitches for the foot.
95 rows before turning the heel. (Work until 16 active stitches left.)
70 rows of the leg before starting the cuff.
20 rows of 2×2 rib.
Finish off with Jenny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off.