27 February 2010

The show must go on...

"... The show must go on. Come rain, come shine, come snow, come sleet, the show must go on."

Still Ravelympicing away... with Singin' in the Rain, men's curling, and a major case of cabin fever on the brain. Be back with a full update and hopefully some finish lines crossed. The snow is now much deeper than in this photo (which was taken around noon yesterday), and it's still coming. I'm going to try to take a photo with the piles shoveling our driveway made later today... they're about a foot taller than me.

Also, my thoughts are with anyone who was effected by the Chilean earthquake, and safe wishes to anyone currently in Hawaii.


22 February 2010

Quick Update.

First, an official FO: My finished Collared One-Button Scarf.

Next, a Ravelympics preview. My Saroyan, for Team Squint Squad in Cascade Pastaza:

And last, my Traveling Woman for Team Oooh, Shiney:

I love the Noro sock yarn in these colors. I'm almost hesitant to use it because looking at the little skein belly-button makes me so happy.

More as the scramble starts to end!


16 February 2010

The Ravelympics have begun...

More to follow when I get a little bit ahead in my events and schoolwork!

06 February 2010

Catch up day...

Today is my catch up day for everything Internet.

Blogroll, Ravelry stash, LKS site, EVERYTHING.

So while I get busy doing that, here's an FO to share. A pair of Bella's Mittens for my Mum's birthday. Neither of us are a fan of Twilight or anything (in fact I pointedly loathe the books, not for their content, but because her writing reads like mine did when I was, like, thirteen, yet she managed to get published and become an international sensation, something that I will never be able to do. Pure jealousy. Well, that and I find the concept of an underage sparkly vampire as a heartthrob slightly odd and creepy-in-a-not-good-way. Call me a purist, I guess.) BUT, they looked totally warm and cozy and comfy.

As it turns out, they are all three. Warm, cozy, and comfy. So much so I had trouble giving them away. I used less than one skein of Debbie Bliss Chunky Donegal Tweed and started with only one cable repeat as the cuff, since my Mum isn't the elbow-high mitten type. By eliminating most of the arm from the pattern, one skein was well more than enough, and I actually ended up with a sizable chunk left over. However, Mum's hands are really small (even smaller than my itty bitty baby hands) so my gauge was pretty tight, which may have had something to do with the amount of left over.

I have a ton to share in the coming weeks after my virtual disappearance from the interweb recently, so as I get a move on photographing and documenting FOs, WIPs, and stash, I'll leave you with two photo things that made me snort water out my nose this week.

On to catching up!