Tuesday, August 12, 2008

YO's...they try me sometimes....

Somedays they do try me! I mean they are easy to do, but if they aren't in the right order of the pattern..well you know..

This was my first attempt at a Barn Raising Quilt square. I was nearly done, then was off the stitch count and found the culprit...a messed up YO. If this didn't have to be square it would have been ok...but you know..after fixing the mistake, I found another one..on row 1.
008 So heh, it's being saved in case of emergency when I knit the leftovers into socks!

Here's the real deal! Apple Laine Apple Pie in the McIntosh Colorway (my favorite apple of all!) using US 2 dpns..yeah, easier for me on dpns.

This square will be sent to Stacey, who's Dad is undergoing prostate cancer treatment. I perservered on this square as I really wanted to donate to her quilt for her Dad. For lots of reasons which you all know ;) and I hate to quit knitting. But for me, would I ever knit this entire quilt?? Um..nope sewing is much faster.

So as you can see, my Ravelympics progress have been a bit lacking..
but hey, lots of winners come outta behind the pack! Event 1, Koolhaas hat, 2nd cast on and success...row 1 of pattern completed...darned f & b cabling..gah!! hehe..I do love cabling. Had to go to US 5's for the ribbing and now using 7's for the main part and going much better and it fits me so far!

Event 2 Chickadee Cowl
009 So, one always needs some mindless knitting right...

Here it is ....k1, slip 1...etc...ahhhhh loving how the Watermelon Tourmaline is looking.

More progress....stay tuned ;)


IrishgirlieKnits said...

Your projects are rockin'! Keep going! I know, I'm feeling behind already too!

And crazy me actually wants to someday make the barn-raising quilt, but then again, I can't sew/quilt like you either :)

Bezzie said...

I dunno--I can't tell you how many times I've effed up K1, Sl1! That's a beautiful square. It's soooo close to apple season here!

freshisle said...

I could never sew all those squares together either!
Love your STR colours.

Disco said...

YOs? Give me a log cabin anyday. Well done in persisting though. It is a beautiful square.

I love the watermelon tourmaline. I made monkeys with mine last year. Lovely :0)

Karen said...

Yeah, I doubt I'd have the attention span to knit enough squares for a whole quilt. Your square is so pretty though.

Go go go on your Olympic Knitting!!! They are looking great - and I know you are a Gold Medal Gal!!!

Sonya said...

Go, Olympic Knitter!! The Watermelon Tourmaline is looking fabulous.

sgeddes said...

I love the cowl in STR! Are you holding that double? Is it heavyweight? The hat will loke great in that color too.

I agree with you on the square - but I'm knitting almost the exact same thing. It doesn't seem so bad if you do them one at a time.

tiennie said...

I love all those colorways - especially the STR! Beautiful!

Sandra said...

I am always for mindless knitting/crocheting! Works great while I'm watching TV!

BammerKT said...

Wow that watermelon tourmaline is GORGEOUS! I want some.


weezalana said...

Seaming all those squares together? *shudder!* And I actually don't mind seaming! That would just be...a lot.

You'll champion from behind and run out ahead in the final laps! ;)