Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Ravelry is launching an in-house, off-season version of the Knitting Olympics, originated during the 2006 Winter Games by the ever-popular Yarn Harlot. Although I came up lame in my last attempt at knitting as fast as I can, this time I'm casting on with Team Mine!, sponsored by a Ravelry Forum group I can really get behind: Selfish Knitters (plus, it's the best. badge. ever.). blue heron rayon metallic

I'll be slogging my way through the lovely Diamonds and Pearl Shawl from the lovely Clara Parkes' lovely Knitter's Book of Yarn, using a lovely skein of Blue Heron Rayon Metallic that followed me home from the lovely Knitty City last Friday (and that I selfishly blew a good portion of the kids' tuition on). There's a Ravelympics Team for everybody, or it's OK to have no Team at all. Basically, the only rules are pick a project that's challenging, cast on when the flame is lit; cast off before they put it out. Details here (if you're not on Ravelry...sign up, already).

Monday, July 07, 2008

On the Needles; Brag Alert

Lace Ribbon Scarf 2Clapotis Rerun 2
Slow but steady summer knitting progress, alternating the Lace Ribbon Scarf (Dream in Color Smooshy: wish I could drink it like wine) and Clapotis #2 (Brooks Farm aptly named Four Play...I want to sleep with it). Both hopefully to be finished by the time autumn leaves fall.

Noro Keyhole ScarfOh, and a little brag: I have my first design up on Ravelry. OK, OK...so anyone can be a Designer on Ravelry. And it's "just a scarf". But it's free, people. If you're not on Ravelry, the pattern (Noro Keyhole Scarf) is archived on the blog. If you are on Ravelry, queue it up and feed my ego, yo.

Warning: Partisan Politics (Knit-Related)

While I generally relegate my political views to the sidebar (at least on the blog; in real life I'm obnoxiously opinionated), I did want to share a way cool fundraising opportunity for everyone who believes that Barack Obama should, can and will be the next President of the United States. Fabulous Prizes involved, people! Go over to the Knitters for Obama Fundraiser site and read all about it. And if you're on Ravelry, join the group. Terrorist Fist Jabbers unite with Folks Wielding Pointy Sticks for Change.