The challenge for project 2 was a popular pattern (on Ravelry) using at least 500 yards. Since I was on a high from finishing my first pair of socks in June, I really wanted to make another pair of socks. I searched Ravelry patterns for socks using 500 yards, and I found one that listed 450-500 yard requirement. My plan was to knit extra repeats to be sure I met the challenge. Since this was the first time I've ever tried to modify any pattern in any way, I didn't consider the size of the cuff. I should have added stitches so the taller socks would fit over my calves. Oh well, live and learn. I still love my socks!
Now it's on to project 3 and a speed-knit sweater. The pattern I picked is Tea with Jam and Bread. In case you aren't on Ravelry, the pattern photo looks like this:
And these are the colors I'm using:
So my sweater will look something like this:
And I have a plan to finish it before 11:59pm on August 31 (possibly right at 11:59pm). I calculated how many grams I'll have to knit per day to stay on target. When I hit the target I will be able to say that I
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I need to thank my wonderful husband and all my knitting friends for the support and encouragement to finish project 2. They didn't let me give up, even when I was convinced that I wouldn't finish in time. Thank you!
I'm linking up with other knitters at Patchwork Times.