So...remember my last post? Specifically, the part where I said that I had decided to join the Ravelympics because I thought, "What the hell? I might be able to crank out a pair of socks over the next couple of weeks. You never know."
Well, I cranked out those socks. In two and a half days. And while I'm happy to report that I successfully finished my Ravelympics project, I feel like a cheat because it turned out that I had waaaay more time this weekend than I had anticipated and I grossly underestimated the size of project it would take for me to feel "challenged". Instead, I feel like the Little League team who recruits high school students in order to get the advantage. Can I really feel proud that I completed the Ravelympics? Umm...no. (But let's get real here: it's a made-up set of arbitrary restrictions revolving around an activity that none of us would be doing if we didn't enjoy it in the first place, so completing it or not completing it really wouldn't phase me one way or another. And therein lies the reason why I can't get into trends like NaKniSweMoDo or 10 in 2010 and so on. Either you do it or you don't, but no matter how hard I try, I simply can't get myself to feel the pressure OR to feel much of an accomplishment when it's completed. Meh.)
Wow. OK, to counteract my obvious crankiness (I am dying for a candy bar, and I really wish my office had a vending machine right now), here are some bright and sunny photos of finished socks!
Pattern: Skew, by Lana Holden
Yarn: ShibuiKnits Sock in the Spectrum colorway
Verdict: LOVE!!!!! Even though the pattern is mostly stockinette, the bias-knitting kept my simple brain transfixed, and the heel is super duper fun. Plus, they fit like a dream! Sure, they're an eyesore but they're MY eyesore and I am profoundly pleased with them. :)
(Yes, I did sit on the floor and stick my feet into a light box in order to take these photos. Isn't that how it's done?)