Saturday, February 13, 2010

#44 of 365 - Olympic Knitting

Here I am, home at last, sitting with Big Blue on my lap and knitting on my Ravelympic and/or Yarn Harlot's 2010 Knitting Olympics project. It is a Feather and Fan Comfort Shawl being knitted in a single ply of unknown hand dyed handspun, that our friend, Rachel de-stashed last weekend. I probably don't have enough to make the full sized shawl so I will knit til it runs out. More shall be revealed as they say. The Olympic Challenge for me was to learn a new stitch, which is the Feather and Fan. I think that it will become like New York Beauty quilt blocks, something I return to just for the pleasure of it.

The gist of the Olympic knitting efforts on Ravelry is to put together at team and project or challenge and start it during opening ceremonies and have it completed when the torch is doused in 16 days. Knitters, crocheters and spinners all have many different projects going on. Stephanie McPhee, the Yarn Harlot 2010 Olympic Knitting is an individual project or challenge.

4 comments:

Diana Troldahl said...

I love feather and fan stitch!
My harlot olympic challenge is to design a shawlette. Until my brain come back I have been drawing it.
(hutworpr is the verification word today)

DancesWithPitBulls said...

Welcome home! I am not competing in the knitting/crocheting olympics but I am cheering for all you gals and guys who are

Karen said...

Shocked I am, shocked, that feather 'n fan is new to you!

Does the shawl get counted for 10 shawls in '10 KAL?

Leslie said...

@ Karen, I know, right? I did Stocking, garter and cables until now...