Posted by on February 13, 2010 in knit | 4 comments

It's knitting week over at APPlesauce, and I've been reviewing knitting apps all week. So I've been inspired to organize my stash, patterns, and needles. I've even cleaned up my Ravelry projects and queue. I've never participated in the Ravelympics before (which basically means you knit an entire project during the course of the Olympics), but I don't have a lot of space for yarn, so I think it's time to work on reducing my stash. I've had this pretty papaya-colored lace-weight since last spring, so it's time to use it up. I'm making using this pattern, and so far, it's nice and easy, and it's moving along nicely. I'll probably lengthen it a bit. 

Anyone else knitting for the Ravelympics?  


  1. I hadn’t heard of that – I really need to look around Ravelry more, instead of just poking my head around the door every now and then. Still, with the speed I knit, that beautiful cardigan would probably take me until the next winter Olympics anyway…

  2. I am not knitting for the Ravelympics, mostly because I am clueless about what is going on at Ravelry other than my specific stuff and also I don’t pay enough attention to the Olympics to know when they start and end! I’m not sure how I manage to be so out of it, I guess I’m just very distracted. One day I hope I will be more plugged in on Ravelry. I like it a lot, but I’m fairly new to it.
    I’m excited to see your cardigan when you are through. Please post pictures!

  3. What I like about Ravelry is that you can be as involved or uninvolved as you want. I don’t do a lot of socializing, although I belong to a few groups and check in every now and then. For the Ravelympics, I’m not on any team or anything, I just decided it would be a good motivator to actually see a project through from start to finish. I’ve done a lot of smaller knitting the past few months, but no sweaters, and I’ve been wanting to do this one (and several others) for so long, so I’m determined to see it through!

  4. It’s actually moving right along. It’s very simple, and all stockinette, so it’s good, mindless knitting. I’m really pushing myself to get it done!
    I like Ravelry for finding patterns, and seeing how the finished products look on different people, it really helps me see if a sweater will work for me or not. It’s easy to get sucked in, however, and start adding everything to your queue, until there’s a hundred projects there.

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