I have been spinning for just over a year now. I have a lot of little skeins of yarn that are not big enough for a project on their own, so I decided to put them all together into one project. I had planned to make it for the Ravelympics, but I had itchy fingers and cast on early. I pulled it from the event I was in and just knit for fun.
Turned into this on the first night of knitting
It went very fast and I forgot to take more photos in the middle, so here is the finished shawl blocking
I decided not to block the edges hard so the ribbing would cause a bit of a ruffle.
I didn't use a pattern but here is what I did:
Cast on 5 stitches and knit for 10 rows
Picked up 10 stitches and knit a row, placing markers after 5th and 10th stitch
k5, yo, k5,yo,k5
k5,yo, k to marker, yo, k5, yo, k to last 5, yo, k5
and I repeated these rows until it was the size I wanted then changed to a 3x3 rib for 2 inches adding yo's on right side rows
I then added stitches to make it a 5x3 rib so the edge would ruffle and knit for another 4 inches.
I was afraid I would run out of yarn, so I loosely cast off. I do have a small bit of yarn left from the last skein.
I have also been knitting on the project I did enter into the Ravelympics, Team Sasquatch, a Swift Sak.
I am 12 inches in have just started the 2 ball of the striping cotton. I hope to have this done by Friday so I can cast on my sweet nothings for the Knitting Olympics and finish the Sgt. Scarf for Team Michigan.
I have been watching the Olympics on TV between doing homework for finals week. Not really enjoying NBC's jumpy coverage, but it is better than nothing. I love the Olympics and what they stand for. Hope you are also enjoying it.