I had big, vague plans for the 2016 Ravellenic Games, and I am pleased to report that I was a successful competitor! I ended up competing in 3 events: WIP Wrestling with two projects, the Toy Toss, and Shawl Sailing.
My local shop, Madison Wool, put out the call for their team and I went in with a few ideas for projects. I had just spotted the release of the Coffee Shop crochet shawl from Mamachee so that was at the top of my list. Lucky for me gradients were on sale to boot, so I went with it. I cast on during opening ceremonies Friday night and WHOOSH, I had a completed shawl on Monday. Super quick, great project to have if you need a travel or tv project, very easy on the brain. I would totally make this again! I did cast on more stitches than called for, but could have started with even more because I didn’t even get to the last color in the gradient! The yarn is from Two Hands Knitting, the Sock base, a local CT dyer.
My niece Violet celebrated her third birthday last month. My Neighbor Totoro has been on replay a lot this summer for her, so I made her a Totoro. He is so much fun to make, and pretty cute too. Violet thoroughly inspected him when she opened the bag, especially the nose! The yarn is Juniper Moon Neve, a 100% cotton that was great to work with for crochet – not too hard on the hands and soft.
I started these Stolen Moments socks back in the Spring waiting to make a preschool pick up. They have done a bit of traveling with me in June, to Washington, D.C. for TNNA and to NYC for an Indigo Girls concert. I finally finished them for a WIP Wrestling project. I did knit them two-at-a-time, magic loop, and I am digging how the color pooled almost inversely in the pair. The yarn is Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock in the Intergalactic Colorway, a special colorway for the eat.sleep.knit Yarnathon.
My fourth project is also a WIP Wrestling winner. I started my FLOTUS Shawl, aka Caffeine Queen, on my birthday using Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock in Birch and Narwhal Needlework Lyra in Coffee Bean. This is a great shawl pattern, easy going and generously sized.
I’m ready for cool fall weather so I can start using some of these projects!