How hard can it be to knit 2 pairs of socks?

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I’m all prepared for the Ravelympics tomorrow night! I have my patterns, yarn, and needles. I’ve had the projects picked out for weeks now and it’s been so hard not to CO right. now.
My goal is to knit 2 pairs of socks in 17 days – roughly a pair a week. With President’s Day on Monday I’ll have 7 weekend days out of the 17 Olympic days. When I say it like that it sounds so simple, right? Piece of cake. Do you convince yourself of craziness like that too?
I purposely selected 2 simple patterns – both are just St st – because I LOVE watching the Olympics and can’t imagine needing to keep track of a stitch pattern or read a chart at the same time. Plus, I’d never get two pairs done if they were patterned. Oh yeah, and I’m using stash yarn exclusively.
I’ll be representing two teams – Team Tufty from the Sock Knitters Anonymous (SKA) group and Team Knitmore from the Knitmore Girls podcast.
Olympic Knitting
The pair for Paul is St. Peter Port Stripes from Folk Socks by Nancy Bush. Grey for the main color, blue instead of the black stripe, and orange instead of the white stripe. I can’t wait to do that little latvian braid!
The pair for me is also a Nancy Bush pattern – Hiiumaa Mismatched Mates from Knitting on the Road. I’m using leftovers from my Baktus (about a half skein of each) of Creatively Dyed Calypso.
Have any of you knit socks out of Calypso? It seems a little thick for my standard sock gauge.
Almost exactly 24 hours until CO. Are you ready yet?

6 thoughts on “How hard can it be to knit 2 pairs of socks?

  1. I haven’t used Calypso, but I think your Mismatched Mates are going to look terrific in those colors.
    Of course you can do two pairs! Have fun casting on, and good luck going for the Gold.

  2. I love your pattern choices, stripy socks are the best! :-) I’m just finishing Hiiumaa socks for my son. Yours will be lovely in those bright colours! (Mine are boringly black and brown.)

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