Thursday, February 11, 2010

Gearing Up for the Ravelympics!

Just a day and a few hours remain until the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics, and I'm feverishly getting ready for my participation in the Ravelympics. I've been spinning white baby alpaca to make the Landscape Shawl for the event "Fleece to FO Long Track." Here's what I plied last night:

I washed it when I finished. It had a nice bath in Kookaburra Wool Wash. Here is is, ready to go into the water:

...and drying in the bathroom:

Today I moved it to the bedroom and turned on the overhead fan so it will dry faster. I had to reserve 4 oz to spin during or after the Opening Ceremonies, but I need to spin a few ounces more, so I'm sure I have enough. 14 oz is cutting it kind of close. I'll try to do some today.

I've also entered in the Junior Olympics. I'm making another baby beanie from the pattern I got at the Wool Cabin using Simply Cotton Worsted in "Marshmallow."

Some of you saw my bunny finished this week:

This was a quick project, but I think next time I'll do everything in the round. I hated sewing up all those seams. Only I would have to stuff as I go, I think. Love the tail. The pattern is found in Jean Greenhowe's Knitted Animals.

We're getting another big snowstorm, which will make the ski areas happy. Happy Olympics, everyone! --P

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