All these long 6 yrs.. of my knitting experience.. Once thing has stayed constant... ONE COLOR. I've never used more than one color in ANYthing...and yes... it was because I'm a big fat chicken. Kim has been doing her mitts like all get out and I would gawk in awe..All the talk about dominant yarn and hold it in the correct hand, and trapping, etc. etc.. so I stayed the hell away from that blooming chaos... til last Friday.. I decided that I WAS GOING TO DO TWO COLORS, and no stripes.. but good ole stranded knitting.. So, I used yarn I had in my stash and sat down w/a couple of great knitting friend's home for the opening ceremony of Olympics 2010... Course, I never GOT A CHANCE to cast-on b/c my current project was using the needles I needed for the cast on!... so I quickly finished another RoseRed, in a beautiful IceBlue... (matches my ski jacket - and no I don't ski - so I guess I should start referring to it as my puffy coat)...
Yarn is Sublime Angora Merino 2 skeins
Needles are sz4 and sz6
Mods - after the last cable twist, I k2, p2tog p1. then did a 2x2 rib for an inch... this made for a grippier band.
Anyhow, I cast-on a little later that night..
and behold... BEAUMONT!
Yarn is Berrocco Ultra Alpaca
Needles are sz4's and 7s
Course it looks ok from here.. but I SEE you lil mistakes..
So my Ravelympic project is complete.. I DID IT... I really thought this was going to take me the entire duration.. I am over my fear..I'm a little proud of myself. I tried to toot my own horn and explain to hubby that this is a new accomplishment for me... and he just cocked an eyebrow, and asked how I was coming along with his willywarmer...
Have a great week !