Tuesday, 12 January 2010

FO: Dipped Infinity Scarf (kit) and Ravelympics 2010

First up, let's talk about Ravelympics  February 12-28, 2010.  I loved doing Ravelympics in 2008, and I'm excited to do it again. I was thinking of putting a team together- anyone want to join me? I know I could join an existing team, but I thought it might be fun to put one together, and cheer each other on!!  Here is the link to the official rules - we can knit whatever we want, all levels are welcome. I don't have a team name in mind (so open to ideas), but I'd love to knit with you guys, and cheer each other on to FOs for Feb. 28th!! Leave your Rav Id in the comments section if you'd like to join me on the quest to knitted victory!!! 

(***EDIT** For lack any other inspiration, I've called us Team Buttercream (because frosting is awesome). The link for the group is here, feel free to join!) 

And now, on with the FO!!


Pattern: Dipped Infinity Scarf

Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Dipped Infinity Scarf Kit The 'green' colourway

Needles: 5 mm

Mods: Went down half a needle size.



Notes: I got this scarf kit for Christmas from my wonderful husband. I'm in love with Tanis Fiber Arts yarn, and I make no secret of that to my husband (or anyone else, for that matter). I was so excited to start on it- I cast on Christmas Day, even though I didn't have the exact needle size with me- I figured 5mm was definitely close enough, and I didn't want to wait until I got back home (which was days away) to cast on. The pattern is simple and intuitive, and really addictive- it's so much fun switching the colours, and watching how they work together. I wasn't sure how I felt about the yellow towards the end, but once it was all worked up-- magic!

This kit makes a long style cowl, which can easily be double and tripled around the neck and shoulders for lots of cosy options. And it's so nice to have a pop of colour in the winter. Of course,  finally having a sunny day to do FO shots helps, doesn't it?



49 comments:

setinink said...

Oooh I want to do ravelympics too but have been fairly timid about joining a team. I'll be on yours though! my rav ID is caitling1212

Sarah said...

Those colors are amazing! I like the stitch pattern also. Hmm...thinking about checking out that kit myself!

I didn't do Ravelympics last year but was considering it for this year, but haven't joined a team, so I'd join your team..I'm serafina on Ravelry. I have a LOT in my queue and would love the pressure of Ravelympics to get me motivated!

Delia said...

Didn't we knit the same sweater for the 2008 Ravelympics? Anyone I'd be in for a team sport this year. My DH thinks I'm nuts for wanting to do this to myself again. Rav ID: Delia

PS - That scarf is to die for. Congrats on yet another fabulous FO!

Salihan said...

That is a gorgeous scarf! Your husband chose well and your knitting is perfect as usual. :)

I've never participated in a Ravelympics before but it's all about trying new things eh. So here's my Rav ID: Salihan - Thanks Julie! me@salihan.com

Tanis said...

It looks great Julie! I had so much fun plotting with Guy to get this scarf kit to you "in secret". I'm really glad you like it! I love your FO shots! So fun with the black background. Your photographer rocks!

Susan said...

This is gorgeous! I will have to check the Ravelympics link you gave. It might be fun to join in on this.

vickie said...

Would love to join your team! Rav ID vickieheff - I need deadlines!

The Sweatshop of Love said...

What a beautiful cowl! That is a husband win!

Man, do I need another challenge after Knit a Sweater a Month? ... YES! Sign me up! ID: sweatshopoflove

Niki said...

I would love to join your team! I didn't do ravelympics last time, but wish I had. My rav id is niceknits.

Such a gorgeous cowl. Hmmm...I'll need to look into that kit ;-)

knitthehellout.com said...

I'd love to be on a team! I think...I've never done the ravelympics before. My ravelry ID is casystotyle. I think I will try to bust out a pair of socks. Or do a sweater WIP thing. Amazingly gorgeous scarf!

Hilary said...

That is a STUNNING scarf! The colors are gorgeous and that pop of yellow at the end is very, very cool.

I would love to join your Ravelympics team! I'm theyarniad. How perfect -- I was *just* thinking I needed to find a team to join.

BreeAsInTheTown said...

I'd totally join your team! I'm BeeSting on Ravelry!

slamskatkitten said...

i'm in for the team!

Sarah said...

I love the scarf. Your speed at finishing things is amazing. I'm too intimidated to join the Ravelympics team, but I will follow along from the sidelines and maybe participate next time.

Gem said...

What gorgeous colours! That is a scarf I would wear and show off everyday!

StarGirl said...

I don't think this posted the first time...but if it did then oops! Can I join your team too? My rav ID is Stargirl21

I have a lot of queued project that need to get finished! Thanks!

Maryse said...

The scarf is beautiful! The colors are so nice together!

Good luck in the Ravelympics!

Go Montreal Area Team Go!

Kat said...

Love your scarf! The colours are really nice. I would love to be a part of your ravelympics team. My rav id is Kat21

angelknits said...

I would love to join your team Julie! I saw a lot of great post in 2008 regarding the Ravelympics and I regreted that I didn't join anything. Let me go read some details and rules and hope we can do it together!
angel
p.s. love your gorgeous scarf...it's so die for!!!

Ibunnysavetroy said...

I think I could do the ravelry olypmics. I have a vacation weekend in feb, so it sounds possible! I'm ibunnysavetroy!

pymette said...

The scarf turned out beautifully! You can just tell it's scrummy-soft...

I don't know if I'd have time to finish anything big, but if you're knitting small things I'd love to join you- I'm angelfish on Ravelry :)

yoel said...

LOVE the scarf! The yellow suits you so well!

If you get a team together I'm definitely on board!

erica-knits said...

That scarf is so gorgeous, Julie! I would also love to be a part of your ravelympics team, rav ID: ericacanknit. i need some motivation!

Jeanette said...

It's so beautiful, and I think the yellow is what really makes it pop.

I'd love to be in on a Ravelympics team! My rav id is nettybean ;)
-Jeanette

Rainy Daisy said...

gorgeous scarf! I love having options.

I'm afraid I wouldn't be a very reliable teammate this year, but I'd be happy to be a team cheerleader :)

Ashley said...

My Rav id is Shamupops, I'd love to join your team! That Infinity Scarf is so amazing! Pretty colors!

Rene' Sharp said...

Just lovely. I love the photos!

Kimberly said...

I've been debating the ravelympics for the last month or so, but without the motivation of a team, wasn't too sure...but it could be fun with your offer! my rav ID is BeanerShnump.

Vanessa A said...

I'd love to join your team as well! Vautrey on Rav.

bethannw said...

I love that scarf. The colors are amazing. I'd love to join the team. I'm blackday1012 on Ravelry.

e said...

scraf look amazing!!

Laura Michelle said...

Your dipped infinity is beautiful! The colourway looks perfect on you.

crystal said...

I love it! I think I especially love the yellow :)

RecoveringActor said...

My knitting group started a group for Ravelympics this year... I still haven't decided if I'm doing it. If I do... then I think I'm doing Ysolda's Vine Yoke Cardigan. But I have so many other projects that have to get done first... that's why I'm waivering.

del said...

That is so pretty! I love the colors and how they all work together.

Sophie said...

Superb cowl and that awesome that your husband think about it by himself !! My own bf isn't enough sure yet to buy me yarn, but I work on it... ;)

Phoe said...

I want one of those kits. In that same colorway, actually. :) Looks great.

CanarySanctuary said...

It's a very extremely lovely cowl.
I also have to mention: are you a model or what? Srsly, cause you look like one!
Also: Buttercream = awesome. Not only because it's delicious, but also because Team Buttercream rhymes.
Sweeeeet.

Rima said...

The colors just pop! It is truly beautiful!

Michele said...

Your scarf is beautiful! You did a great job! I can't believe how fast you knit that up. Amazing!

cheryl said...

My ravid is ceesh978, and I'd love to be on your team!

anna said...

how big can a ravelympics team be? i've never done it before... but i think i would like to this year! got room for one more?

-anna

jen said...

hi, I just stumbled upon your blog and love your cowl! I've never thought about knitting one before, but this has changed my mind for sure. I just joined up for Team Buttercream on ravelry, hope that's alright. My id is grainline.

weezalana said...

Wow, that is GORGEOUS! No input on a team - I signed up to be on Team Blue Moon ages ago, and may bow out. Me not so good with knitting under pressure (even if it's not really "pressure").

mildawg said...

Wow! That end effect is absolutely stunning!

Katie said...

I love that colorway of the dipped infinity scarf. Tanis really does have a gift for combining colors and I've loved seeing the kits that she's developed this past year.

I totally stumbled upon this by way of Google Reader.

Kristen said...

Love the scarf, the colours are gorgeous. I think I might have to make one too:)

Mary Kay said...

I would love to try out ravelrympics this year and would love to be on your team. I am not a very seasoned knitter, but I am up for a challenge. My ravelry ID is MaryKay.

whittsknits said...

This scarf is so beautiful, I LOVE the colors!