Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Elizabeth's Q2 Challenge

There has been very little knitting of my Q2 Challenge in the last week. As of Wednesday, the weekend was fast approaching, and the blanket was going nowhere fast. Now, why you ask, was the weekend such a bad thing? Well, we went camping! Now, camping is a fantastic adventure and I love it to bits, however, it was scheduled to downpour the entire weekend and the blanket was not something I was willing to drag through the mud just because I have an unhealthy addiction to knitting.

I needed a camping-friendly project. I thought and I thought, and came up with an idea! Ah ha! I will knit those pair of socks that came to me through the hot cocoa swap in the fall! (Yes, it's been a long time since the yarn arrived, I just wasn't feeling it. Can we move on? lol) Anyway, I went to knitty, printed off the toe-up sock formula (rav link), packed my bags and we drove off to Bon Echo. It's about a 3 hour drive without making a pit-stop for dinner so I was able to contort myself in the front seat to get my measurements (that was fun!) and managed to get about a 2 centimeters of knitting done on the weekend. It doesn't sound like much, but I was very happy with the accomplishment. I took pictures of the lake there, and I tried to get a picture of my very first pair of socks on their very first knitting adventure. We had a wonderful time, and though I was buggy and filthy, I was sad to leave.

We came home, and I continued working on the socks, until I realized that the "mystery project" has a deadline and I should really be working on it instead. So, progress was made and completion is immanent! Well, all that hard work paid off because the mystery project is done!

Here it is before the camping trip

Two days laster, and we have a completed blanket! WOOO!! This marks the accomplishment of my very first quarterly challenge, and I'm so excited! Check her out!

Gift Item: Christmas Striped Chevron Afghan (pattern via way-back machine) (ravelry) by Spinrite
Source: Solutia (no longer available)
Recipient: My parents
Occasion: Christmas
Finished: June 25, 2008

Yarn: 14 skeins of Patons Decor in beige, orange, and green
Needles: 4.75 mm

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Marce (BrownBerry) said...

Liz that is OUTSTANDING - you did it!!!! Way to go. I'm off to add your stars, and your name goes in the drawing for the Challenge.

vegasangelbrat said...

Oh Liz I'm so excited for you...the blanket looks fabulous!!!

Sara said...

Wow, you did awesome. Congrats on finishing. It looks great, your parents will love it.

laughing purple goldfish said...

hip hip hooray!
hip hip hooray!
hip hip hooray!
well done