I’m going for the gold!
Every year Ravelry, the knit and crochet community website, holds Ravellenics, an Olympic-like game that corresponds to the Winter (or Summer) Olympics. This year we’re starting today, February 7th, and going til the 23rd. There are different events you can be a part of, much like the various sports. I’m thinking of doing Sock Hockey, WIP Dancing (Work in Progress) and possibly doing something with dyeing or spinning.
I’ve already got a project in progress, my Sock Hop Sweater, that I’ve been working on since December. It really is in the final stages of being done. I just have to sew the seams and pick up stitches to knit the neck. The sewing part is what I dread, so I’ve set it on the back burner for a while. Plus, I got a little discouraged when I didn’t finish it by my deadline of Christmas…then New Years…maybe this will be the final push I need to get it done.
As for Sock Hockey, I’m going to make a pair of Vanilla Latte Socks for myself using the Wendy Roam Fusion sock yarn that Darling Hubby brought back from England when he was there in December for 2 weeks on a business trip. I’ve looked at some pictures of what other people have done with this particular colorway of yarn (it’s called Moor) and I think it’s going to knit up beautifully. I’m also going to attempt a new cast on…one that I found via a spinner’s guild facebook page this morning. It’s called Long Tail Tubular Cast On. Click the link for a video tutorial.
I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to spin or dye or both, but that can happen later if I have time. Most likely I will dye something for the shop. I’ve got roving and sock yarn that are calling my name and I just bought some hand dyed roving last night from the LYS. I don’t have to decide everything right now. I’ve got a couple weeks and most, if not all, of my projects are small and quick ones.
We are to cast on no earlier than the opening ceremonies in Sochi, which I believe is today at 20:00 MSK and 11am EST…So, I think casting on around lunchtime is a safe bet. Maybe after I do my laundry and clean up the living room I can wind my yarn and swatch…I think that is safe!
I hope everyone enjoys their crafting time and don’t forget to do your best and go for the gold!