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Friday, June 8, 2012

Commission Piece #2 Complete!

All done! This blanket is made with Bernat Pipsqueak yarn, a 6.50mm hook, and lots of double crochets. It is actually considerably longer than it looks, coming in at about 60" long (it is of course doubled over for the photo).

Goodbye little blanket, happy travels!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

WIP Wednesday #12

I only have time for a quickie post today; underneath my current project is the work I should be focusing on, ie. my physics work. You've seen this pattern before, it's nothing exciting. In fact, in this picture you can see something else you've just seen and even a hint at my next completed project post too.

Again another Wave Stitch Blanket with a 4.25mm hook, but this one I really have no idea who it is going to because I have now run out of pregnant friends, very sad for me indeed! There are rumours that one of my mother's coworkers is pregnant, but I already have something else planned with more stash yarn for her that will suit her personality better than a ripple.

On that note, everyone out there better get busy tonight working on some more babies for me to spoil, regular size stuff is just not nearly as cute!

Monday, June 4, 2012


Here we have another lovely finished project, most likely going to my best friend from high school, who was the first of our group to get married and will very soon be the first to have a baby. She is having a baby girl and I have the distinct feeling she is going to receive a barrage of everything pink, so I am hoping she appreciates the break and enjoys some peach instead.

If you remember correctly from a couple weeks ago, there was actually two of these blankets and I was having a little problem while I was making them. Unfortunately I can't take pictures of both blankets because I ended up giving one away to a coworker that just had a baby girl on May 22nd.

I actually have two more of this blanket started, just with a different colour of yarn, so you will be seeing those around here soon. In the meantime though I had to set them aside for this piece so I can get that finished off and mailed as soon as I can. After that, I am hoping a can squeak out another project or two before I start the Ravelympics in July!

Friday, June 1, 2012

The 2012 Ravelympics

As I am sure most people around the world know, this summer brings the Olympics to London. As I am sure fewer people know, this summer also brings the Ravelympics to

I am been a member of since March 21, 2010, but I have not been an active member for anywhere nearly that long, and I conveniently missed the Vancouver 2010 Ravelympics, so this is my first time ever participating and I am quite excited about it.

I'm not going to lie, I'm a little mixed up about the whole sign up process: where you comment exactly to say what team you want to be on, setting up your project page properly, entering multiple events, etc. I did add my name to a random Google document, so even if I am not actually signed up properly, I am going to pretend I am at the very least.

Since my goal is to use up my stash of yarn, naturally I chose to be on Team Stashdown! Smackdown. Clearly the obvious choice of events for me would be synchronized stash busting, but I am going home stuff hammerthrow instead.

See this?

This is the pretty, doesn't look too terrible picture I took of all the cotton yarn I could find in my stash. Here is the less pretty, but you can see the horror that awaits me picture:

Yes, that is 31 skeins of various colours of cotton yarn. 4,152 yards worth of yarn I am hopefully going to finally kill off. Some of that stuff is definitely not a year old (thank you Michaels $1 per skein sale), so it would be cheating to put it under synchronized stash busting, so I am hitting the home stuff hammerthrow. I've had two people mention to me separately about searching out homemade dishcloths,  little do they know they are about to be bombarded come August. Obviously I'm planning on putting a few away for December too if you check out the colour scheme I have for about half of those skeins.

Side note: is there some secret cult following of non-knitters/crocheters seeking homemade dishcloths? One of these girls apparently searches through thrift stores for her homemade dish washing treasures. I didn't think they were such a big deal.

Anyway, that is my plan for July 27-August 12. Hopefully you will all join me, or at the very least check back to see my progress and results!
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