Wednesday, February 26, 2014


...and I'm still making more!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Winding down...

 The past few days I've been cranking out projects like it's my job.  Mostly because I am on winter recess from my for reals job.  I finished the Melina Clutch and was very pleased with the finished product.  I love the buttons and I loved working with the cotton-ease from Lion Brand.  It was so soft!

 After, I popped out a baby hat for babeh #3 using more of the Manos Maxima left over from my Maize mitts.  I love this green and I can't seem to get enough of it.  I have more yarn left over and I'm debating on making little baby mittens to match...

Then I decided since I got some projects done, that I would take a little hexipuff break and just puff until the end of the Olympic games for the Modular Event.  I have about a half dozen already done and finished a lot of the mini skeins I first got when I started on this crazy project.  Now I've broken into the sock scraps given to me by my awesome friends.

Is there a last minute project you want finished by the end of the Ravellenic games?

Monday, February 17, 2014

Double Dipping

This is a project that I actually started during the Ravellenic games and will count towards a couple of events (Bag Jump and Stash Skeleton).  This WIP will fit these events by becoming a bag, The Melina Clutch (designed by Denise VoiedeVie, to be exact, and it's using yarn that has been in my stash for over six months.  Truth be told this yarn has been in my stash for a few years.  I'm using Lion Brand Cotton-ease to make the clutch that will eventually hold all my DPNs in one place.  I'm optimistic that this will be done within the day or two.  I've made way more progress since taking the above picture!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Ravellenics 2014 Showing


You can see some wings, eh?
 This was my last project that I finished before the Ravellenics commenced.  I will give more details when my glam shot is posted some time this week.  But for now, it's crocheted and I love it!

Big dreams - little bag
 I decided that I was going to need a bigger bag when I started planning on which events and projects I would tackle during the Olympic games.  Thank goodness for winter recess or I would've barely crossed the finish line on any event!


 My first finish line I crossed was the Aerial Unwind.  This event had you rip out a project UFO or FO that you knew you weren't going to finish.  This was a project from the first week of cast-on-apalooza.  It was the Storm Cloud Shawlette using my handspun but unfortunately, it just wasn't doing anything for me.  My handspun wasn't doing the pattern any justice either so I gave it to my friend, Angela to give to her mother-in-law to weave.


 I didn't plan on crossing the finish line of Aerial Unwind again but I did with the Persephone Hood designed by my friend, Denise.  I just wasn't getting the fabric or look I wanted so into the frog pond it went!

So soft!!
Just this afternoon I crossed the finish line of WIPs Dancing (Finishing a WIP by the end of the Olympic games) with the Maize fingerless mitts by TinCanKnits.  More details to follow as I have a photo shoot schedule tonight with the husband.

Are you kicking some booty on any projects during the Ravellenics?  I may have a few more to squeeze in before the closing ceremonies!

Sunday, February 2, 2014


Cast-on-apalooza ended last night and rather than ending with the lace project I had no needles for, I decided to end on a color work note!  I had a knitting class over at the Yarn Cupboard to learn how to use two colors at a time in my knitting.  It was so much fun!  Our teacher was great and so knowledgeable about all things knit.  I felt like she was a knitting superhero that would swoop in as soon as she knew I needed help, it was awesome.  Above is the beginning of the 'My Favorite Things' scarf, which I'm loving!  I started with shamrocks, giving my Irish heritage a shout out and I'm moving on to musical symbols with the black and white.  I feel as though this project will be never ending because I have so many favorite things! 

Next weekend starts the Olympics and, of course, I will be participating in the Ravellenic games on team Voie de Vie.  I have a couple of ideas for what I events I will be participating in but I'm most excited for the Aerial Unwind, because I am itching to frog a project that I have on the needles currently.   

This week I plan on digging into my COs from the last four weeks of craziness and actually finishing something this week, but it will be hard to stay away from my color work scarf...