Well, the Olympics are moving on very successfully and my 'Color Affection' has been the perfect Olympics knitting. The long rows seems to whizz past in a flash, whilst watching Murray, or Ainslie or Jess Ennis fulfill their Olympic dreams. I'm loving the rainbow arching stripes! So, here it is done and dusted. I cast off this afternoon and it's now safely blocking.
I followed the pattern pretty much as written, although I did read lots of other knitters notes before beginning. From their comments, I added a yarnover after the fiirst stitch on every right-side row, which was then dropped on the following wrong-side row. This has ensured that my edges were not too tight. I also went up a whole needle size to cast off, again to avoid the cast-off becoming too tight. Both seem to have worked well.
I've also managed to whip along and complete the first of my pair of Ravellenic socks. The pattern is easily memorised and grow quite quickly. They need to be completed before the end of the Olympic closing ceremony next Sunday. Think I should just about manage that!
More athletics to watch this evening, so I'll leave you with the beauty and serenity of a real rainbow, captured yesterday afternoon. I left it a little too late to shoot the brightest colours, but it's still lovely!