Sunday, February 21, 2010

1 week down, 1 week to go.

Just over half way, and I frogged my footies (see previous post), wove a beautiful scarf in teal green, red and pink:
Rose Bush Pic2

This from the podium in honor of my grand finish-

"EVENT: Labyrinth Weaving

Today’s finishers:

NadKnitBlog (from Germany)

Congratulations on your wonderous woven victory! Please accept this Ravatar Bouquet, presented by one of the Ravelympics’ hororary dignitaries, the Goblin King himself (the crowd screaming, “We love you David!!!”).
Ravthlete award
Also, please accept this medal from the head of the International Ravelympic Committee, Adonis Dionysius Bobicus Maximus.

And now please rise and hold your needles, hooks, and shuttles over your hearts for the Ravelry International Anthem.

and the warped crowd weft the building still squealing with delight!!!"

I alsostarted my Oooh La La La Luz Waterfall Scarf:
Waterfall Scarf Blue (started)

made with Fiesta La Luz in Bluebonnet - if it looks like it has a sheen to you, it does - it's silk (and oh so soft).

La Luz wound

and finished today seaming my Shapely Symmetry Sheath dress.

This week, to finish off the waterfall scarf, weave another scarf in blues, and finish the i-cord zip on the bsa alpaca cardi from yesteryear.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Aerial Unwind Event - Frogged Footies

first event finished for ravelympics 2010 - frogged my footies on the weekend. What was once a lovely journey towards handpainted superwash footies, is now just a pile, well, actually wound back into a ball.

Here's the before:

Frogging Footie

The after:

Tanis Fiber Arts Footie Frogged pic 2

and hereafter, waiting for the next project:

Tanis Fiber Arts wound

and my reward:


Saturday, February 06, 2010

Ravelympics Plan

I ditched the idea of thrummed mittens, and possibly of hats. Now, I'm thinking I'm going to frog my blueberry footies (which were at 60%), at least one of them, as I had overknit for the Aerial Unwind event . I hope to finish off 2 of my outstanding hibernating projects for the Wips dancing event - seaming my Shapely Sheath, and hopefully, making a suitable belt for it, and adding the zip to my alpaca cardi from 2008. Alas, it is time.

As for new projects, I am thinking maybe an easy scarf to take to knit night that would be for the Scarf Super-G event.

In the rules, it says that it is possible to start a new project during the ravelympics timeframe, but only if the other ones planned have been completed. Therefore, I can't plan to make too many. .

Here's to knitting within the lines...which for me is the real challenge.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Ravelympics 2010

It's official. I'm apparently the captain of our Team Bitchybees for Ravelympics 2010. Only 11 days away, and I haven't picked projects yet. I'm still happily weaving and playing with yarns. Still knitting the same cardi from November - the b-side. I'm on the second sleeve. That should be one I should plan on finishing, but we'll see.

I'm usually an ambitious knitter, and end up spending my time on a mix of activities.
This year, Chinese New Year, Valentine's Day weekend, and Ravelympics (and the Olympics) all fall on the same weekend. Add to that, my mom's birthday on the 12th, and there's a tea festival in Victoria on the weekend. It adds up to not as many days as planned to get knitting done.

Some of the projects I'm interested in include - thrummed mittens, simple hats made of malabrigo, and probably some weaving. We'll see.

I moved some more yarns to destash (trying to be brutal here)...a move to become lighter in the new year.

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