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Cindy Does Not Medal in the Sweater Triathlon………Film at 11

Yes, dear friends, I am going to stop knitting my sweater for the Ravellenic Games Sweater Triathlon. My wrists are aching and I have a headache that will not quit. I will have to quit knitting on this project before I develop carpal tunnel syndrome.

It’s okay, though. I learned a long time ago that I am a PROCESS knitter not necessarily a PRODUCT knitter. It does not bother me to tear out two weeks worth of knitting. I think that I have learned quite a bit during those two weeks.

What have I learned? Well, that both patterns that I chose to help me overcome my lack-of-sweater-knitting skills were very good. Each of them gave me new skills that I will be able to use in my knitting.

I also tried two different types of yarn. Unfortunately, I did not swatch yarn #2 very much to realize how tightly it would knit on size 6 needles (which was gauge for that sweater). And yarn #1 just did not feel right for the pattern I originally chose. Maybe I will make a sweater with yarn #1 and pattern #2; but just not this week.

And that’s okay with me. I am going to finish watching those marvelous Olympians reaching their personal goals while finishing up a shawl and winding yarn for an upcoming Mystery Shawl knit-a-long. If you want to join me, check it out on Ravelry: Fantasia Mystery Shawl Group and find your yarn at Fiddle Knits Design.

TTFN!

Another Ravellenic Games Medal!

I am so very proud to announce that I have received my second Ravellenic Games Medal. It’s for the Toy Toss! I had to knit something that was a toy.

So I made a really cute and super fast Bunny Blanket Toy. 
I have been enjoying the Olympic Games and knitting so far, but my hardest project is yet to come….I know, I know I should have started it first (and I actually did, but I put the first one aside and changed yarn/pattern/needles/etc.) Even if I don’t get it knit in time to be awarded a medal, I am determined to knit myself a cardigan.

I still have 2 more medals to come–both for the same project. I have finished the project and submitted it for the medals, but it takes time to get to the “podium.”

How about you? Do you like to knit and watch sports on TV? I have a friend who loves to knit and watch NASCAR. I still don’t care to knit complicated projects  while watching sports, (especially if I have to count stitches or rows) but so far these projects I’ve done have been pretty easy. I’m more of a Masterpiece Theater knitter.

Well, back to the Games! Knit on!
TTFN!

 

Have My First 2012 Ravellenic Games Medal

So maybe my knitting friends will understand this….(because hubby did the ole eye-rolling when I told him): “I was just called to the Ravellenic Games podium to accept my Baby Dressage award.

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I received this award because I was able to completely finish a baby sweater.

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Go over to http://www.ravelry.com to see all of the lovely knitting, crocheting, weaving, and spinning projects in the Ravellenic Games.

I still have several more venues to complete….Toy Toss, etc. So stay tuned!!

TTFN!

Knitting For The Gold

Now that the Summer Games have started many knitters, crocheters, and spinners are watching while they work on their own competitive projects. We call it the Ravellenic Games. The purpose is to challenge yourself in your craft.

Thus far, I am working on a small baby cardigan.

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I do love those bright colors!

What I am hoping to achieve is to learn more on sweater construction so I can knit sweaters that I can wear with pride. So wish me luck!!!

TTFN!

Eleanor Roosevelt

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Eleanor Roosevelt is one of my heroes. I love that she enjoyed and even encouraged knitting!

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Knitting Fairy Wings

Have you ever purchased a yarn just because it looked so pretty?  That’s how I ended up with my pink/white/blue Zauberball.

But I had no clue as to what to do with it … until recently.  I saw on Ravelry a Wingspan Shawl and shazam! There it was.

It’s a very easy short-row pattern that is all garter stitch so you can knit while watching TV.

The colorway I purchased was very feminine-looking, so I am calling my shawl “FairyWings.”

I can’t wait to finish it.

TTFN!