Friday, February 7, 2014

The 2014 Ravellenic Games started today!

I'm captaining Team Sprout for the 3rd time. This year, I'm in school, so I'm not going to try an ambitious project. I should have more time than I did in 2012 though (I was working 2 full-time jobs at the time). I've decided to do Saroyan. I'm going to use my Madtosh Tosh Merino Light in Betty Draper's Blues.

The mass cast-on was at 10am Central Time, and unfortunately, I'm at work. I managed to cast on and do the first 4 rows without being caught. We have a bigger team this year-22 members have declared projects, and we have 31 projects entered for Team Sprout. It's pretty exciting!

In other news, I finished a large project for my Mom's Christmas present. I'm not sure if I ever mentioned it here, because there was always the chance that she could see it here. I started the Argonath in April last year, and finished a few days after Christmas. Luckily for me, Mom wanted to do Christmas on Jan 4, so I made it in time. I used Madelinetosh Tosh Sport in Norway Spruce, and bought the yarn at the DFW Fiber Festival last year. Here are some pics:

The color is the most accurate in the first picture. I really like how it turned out. Mom liked it too, although I can tell that she was hesitant to actually use it because of the intricacy of the project. I threatened to take it back if she didn't use it though lol.

I've had some serious startitis since I finished Argonath. Here is my latest clapotis, which is a slow-going project (schnauzer included for scale). I'm using Malabrigo lace in continental.

I really love the Geology shawl, so I started one of those too. I'm approximately 3 rows and the cast off from finishing, but now that the games have started, it might have to wait until March. I'm using Tempted Feisty Grrl in a lovely red color. Unfortunately, I don't have a more complete picture because it is impossible to stretch out the shawl all the way on the needles.

Lastly, I started some boot toppers. They're slow going too.

The startitis is rampant around here. :)

1 comment:

Dragon said...

I am really looking forward to seeing your Saroyan once it's finished :)

All of your other WIPs are looking beautiful too!