Apparently blue is my shade at the moment and pretty much the theme of this week’s YOP/StashDash/Ravellenic Games check in!
Let’s bring on the parade of blue WIPS!
…and then there’s the spinning that I decided to throw into the mix…
Hello new skills – how you doin’? Stranding….slow moving but awwwwesome looking! I luuuuuurve it. And can you believe I’m spinning? SPINNING! (heeheeeheee!!!) After much encouragement from Pumpkin Spins and my friend Jill (and some seriously gorgeous fiber that I picked up at the weaver’s convention – see them here & here) I decided to take on the spindle. I’m a little in love. Unfortunately my attempts at spindling are looking a little interesting. Can we say a tad overspun/energized? My goal with the spinning for the Ravellenics is to get this roving (Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Roving) on the spindle. I’m going to save plying for another day…
Also, right before the Ravellenics I started another shawl (shocker – you know that I love me a shawl). I’ve wanted to start a fingering weight pi-shawl for a loooong while, but I just wasn’t drawn to one pattern enough to start it. I almost started the Leaves of Grass shawl, but I just wasn’t married to it – even after I bought all of the yarn for it. One day, however, I came across the EZ 100th Anniversary Camping Half Shawl pattern in my shawl pattern binder. I just couldn’t shake the feeling of wanting to cast it on. So even with more than enough Knit Picks Palette to do a full circle shawl – can we say 1,600+ yards in my stash – I cast on the Camping Half-Pi Shawl.
Not a ton done, but I already feel like this is going to be a great project – simple parts, difficult stretches, working with beautiful yarn that will yield beautiful results…dreamy. I’m excited – extremely excited about this shawl. I named it Something Blue; I’m not engaged or anything like that, but I am thinking/knitting ahead…Can’t wait to get back to it after the Olympics/Ravellenic Games.
So many projects. So not enough time!
By the way…are you enjoying the Olympics? I so am. I loved the Parade of Nations (aka…The Parade of Hot Male Atheletes…hubbahubba…). And who doesn’t love gymnastics?! That’s just stupid fun to watch. As always I’m pulling for the USA, but I love it when the Russia and Romania teams show up all crazy intense and super prepared. The Russians totally have that old school “We are here to dominate!” feel to them like the old days. FREAKIN’ LOVE IT.