Sunday greeting to all of you.
Yes, it appears year 2, Year of Projects is moving full speed ahead---and here we are at week 2.
As I was browsing around Ravelry this week--something that can cause me to get sucked into the vortex of yarn land for several hours at a time if I am not careful-- I began to be interested in the Ravellenic Games, formally know as the Ravelympics. (The bruhaha can be read about here). Thankfully, all the fuss seems to have tamped down and we can move on and have some fun.
I found a team, (of really nice people) who were still accepting ravtheltes and so I joined and have entered a project, in two events. I decided to start a Christmas gift, part of my YOP list, and entered it in the Mitten Medley and the Holiday Hurdles.
So great is my desire to get my project all lined up so I am ready for the mass cast on (1:00 PM, Friday July 27th, my time) that I was forced to challenge myself already ahead of the games! I drove on the freeway, 35 miles round trip, alone, to visit my favorite yarn store. I despise the freeways around here. And I did it alone! I know. Desperate, right? Two yarn stores closer to my home have closed their doors in the past few months, and so I am reduced to quite a little hike to get good quality yarn. If you saw how suburban the area I live in is, you would probably find it interesting to note the lack of ability for a yarn store to sustain business! The yarn I chose is Cascade Hand Painted sock yarn. The pattern is the Short and Sweet Fingerless Mitts. Isn't it pretty? I will have 17 days to finish them and therein lies the challenge. Because let's face it, I am not the fastest knitter around!
Now, in order to clear the needles and be able to focus on this project when the time arrives, I am working fast and furiously on my Owlie Baby Sack.
Add to that the fact I would like to get my dishcloths for my dishcloth challenge in the mail before the games begin--I finished #4, and now will only have 1 more to go.
Definitely do-able goals I think--especially as the baby sack is now just straight knitting,with decreases to start in about 3 more inches.
I think that is all the yarny news for me this week. I hope to have these all finished before next Sunday. Oh, and I have to share this adorable pattern with you all--it is called Happy Bird, and the ones I saw pictured in a post on Yarn Harlot's blog were super cute. I hope to knit some up soon!
Until next time--cheery thoughts sent your way