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Monday, January 25, 2010

Ravelympics, Here I come!

So I heard about the Ravelympics from Sydnee (see her blog here). I had no clue what they were until I looked them up on Ravelry. Something I've been missing in the land of fiber, it seems. Sydnee and I are both going to join. It appears you have to join under a group, then post under that group which "events" you are entering. Events are things like Cable cross country (making things with cables), charity curling (making things for charity), sock hockey (making socks) - you get the picture. The Ravelympics start when the 2010 Winter Olympics start and end when they end. I'll be posting what I'm going to make once I've decided and posted my entry on Ravelry. I've decided to join under the Over 40 Team. That decides that Syd and I can't be on the same team. Wanna join? C'mon over to Ravelry!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Catching Up

Happy New Year! Ok, so January is already half over, but hey, I am known to be a procrastinator!

I am on a crochet kick right now. Don't ask me why. Wait, I know. I was given a trash bag - and I mean those big dark green leaf trash bags - full of yarn. My mom went to visit my aunt and she was getting rid of it. I'm very sentimental about things - too sentimental - and I have a hard time getting rid of anything that was given to me by someone I know. That is why I had to go to Target and buy a few big plastic bins to put all this yarn in. After all, it looks so much better in a plastic bin that it does in a garbage bag. So good in fact, that I don't feel so guilty about hoarding my stash of yarn, even if it is acrylic!
These projects are all from free patterns on Ravelry. You can view them and the patterns on my Ravelry profile, stitchnscrap.

This is a scarf I'm making for my daughter. It is double-knit so that there isn't a purl side. It's the first time I've tried double knitting, and although it is time-consuming I love the end result.

A baby blanket I'm crocheting. Very easy pattern. Great use of stash yarn.
Quick and easy crocheted purse.
These three hats are all made using the same pattern.

Not quite done with this one. Am planning on making an edge in a different color and not adding the ear flaps.