Friday, August 08, 2008

Ravelympics

So it's been nearly six months since I've shown any knitting content on here. Today was the start of the Beijing Olympics and simultaneously, the start of the Ravelympics. (Non-Ravelers, don't worry, this is just another sign of my madness. Go with the flow and humour me...)

I have signed up for WIP Wrestling, where I am determined to finish Best of Both Whirls (top left - started over five years ago), Pondemonium (top right) before the child in question grows out of it and my Swallowtail shawl (bottom left) to keep Elleyon quiet.

Foolishly though, because I am part of Team Posh, I felt the need for some Posh Yarn on my needles, so signed up for the Scarf event, and yesterday, whilst listening to the Opening Ceremony on the radio whilst sat in the car park of Walton Hall Gardens waiting for a friend, I cast on a chevron scarf (bottom right) using some stashed Posh Yarn Emily in Polynesia and Mocha. Elizabeth at Fibre and Clay looked at the colours last night and waxed lyrical about how they reminded her of the rich brown earth and springtime leaves. Me? Well, you might well recognise my inspiration if I tell you I've called it my Mint Choc Chip scarf...
So guess what I'll be doing over the next 16 days. Only time will tell if I will complete any of my goals, or die of humiliation at the end (or at a bare minimum develop RSI)

4 comments:

Elleyon said...

Yeah! I got a mention on your blog :-)
The mint choc chip is looking fantastic - it's a GREAT colour combination!

scarletti said...

Go girl! Right if you're reading this Miss TfromtheP get back to the race! xx

Mrs T said...

Walton Gardens, that's a blast from the past, my dad's ashes are in the crematorium next door so happy and sad memories.

As for the ravelympics, it's further proof that knitters are nutters (says she at 2am knitting away at a jacket she promised her mother back in February...)

Oh I'm back blogging by the way, but very sporadically. Not got round to doing my blogroll yet (knitting takes priority, sorry!) but you'll be back up there, sometime soon...probably...

Mrs T said...

PS - are you coming to Yarn Harlot in London Saturday week?