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Ravelympics III

This was my first-ever Ravelympics, and before it started, I was really nervous about what I was getting myself into.

I had signed up to co-captain the local “team” (the Waterloo Wellington Winter Wonders, or Team 4W), but had no idea what that would entail. Continue reading



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Ravelympics II

Going into the Ravelympics I thought, well, if I can get that shawl done, I’ll be doing well. But maybe I should have a backup project, just in case? I mean, what if I finish early? (Yeah right.)

My coworker had asked me to make her a really big, chunky cowl in black. Stockinette, giant yarn, knit in the round? Sounds like great speed-knitting fodder to me! I had ordered the yarn (Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky) from WEBS, and it arrived just as I was nearing the end of my shawl, so the cowl became my second Ravelympic entry.

Chunky cowl

I included a monogram initial to show that this was handmade.

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Ummm… where was I?

I was still blogging Christmas projects when I left off, I think. It feels a little late for that sort of thing now — I was just outside in the sun with no coat or boots, no hat or mitts, nor even a scarf, so Christmas feels like a very long time ago.

4W ravatar with rings

Waterloo Wellington Winter Wonders avatar base

Let’s fast-forward to February, and the (ZOMG-awesome-breathaking-and-incredible) Vancouver 2010 Olympics, and their fibre-filled counterparts, the Knitting Olympics and the Ravelympics.

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