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Ravelympics Lacy Baktus
February 22 2010
February 28 2010
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Ravelympics Lacy Baktus
Lacy Baktus by Terhi Montonen
not as long as I'd like
Needles & yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
Cloudlover SW BFL
0.0 yards (0.0 meters), 0 grams
June 11, 2009

Since it has become clear that my big Ravelympics project will not be done by the closing ceremonies, I’m starting a new project that I hope to finish in one week.

It took me about four (weekdays) to use up the first half of the yarn, and then I knit like a fiend to finish before the closing ceremonies. Sadly, once I had used up all the yarn, there were still 20 rows left to go. Aargh! This is why I hate deadline knitting - I stay up until 3:00 am to try to finish a project, and end up ripping all my work out.

I did weigh the yarn before starting so that I could start the decreases at the midway point, but my handspun is not yet even enough to have weight truly equal yardage. I did consider going back to the wheel with more fiber in a similar colorway, but in the end really wanted the scarf to be from the same handspun.

So, with one day left to go, I ripped back one repeat past the center point and re-knit the second half.

Gifted to my mother.

My mother didn’t wear it, and gave it back to me. I find BFL to be too scratchy for the neck, but love love love this colorway, so I ripped it and washed the yarn to use in my log cabin blanket project.

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  • Originally queued: December 27, 2009
  • Project created: February 22, 2010
  • Finished: February 28, 2010
  • Updated: May 25, 2015
  • Progress updates: 3 updates