Friday, July 27, 2012

The Ravellenic Games

The Ravellenic Games (previously known as The Knitting Olympics) start tonight!

While I think technically you are supposed to cast on a new project during the opening ceremonies (of which I've heard might include sheep and maybe a Border Collie too :-D), I am breaking the "rules", putting on my big girl panties and...wait for it...completing the Fair Isle portion of the Jester sweater. Finally.



I have the requisite cat lined up. Claire Bear's been training hard.



Two of the best Fair Isle books at hand. (Oops - amended to three. Forgot I had Fair Isle Sweaters Simplified at the house. It was part of the barn sale find :-).



And my poor, lonesome, neglected Jester sweater.



Which looks like my first step will be picking up some dropped stitches. Sigh. I deserve them.



I hit a great yard (actually barn) sale last weekend and scored a bunch of new knitting books. I ended up with some at home duplicates because I gobbled them all up just like the lady in front of me grabbed all the spare reins ;-).

Anyone interested in a Ravellenic kick off knitting (or crochet) giveaway? Leave me a comment and I'll draw three winners on Sunday evening.

Happy Knitting!

21 comments:

Mandy Pedigo said...

Your porch would be lovely to knit on!

Anonymous said...

i love your sheep planter!

JennQKW at rav.

I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

I'm in!
Kim

thecrazysheeplady said...

Yes, and I need to a. remember that and b. take advantage of that. Yeesh. That porch is good for spinning to...IF YOU JUST DO IT! Sigh.

You all stay on me!!!

Tombstone Livestock said...

Love those rockers and the kitty companion too.

Dianne@sheepdreams said...

I'm also doing make-up work for my challenge .... to get as many UFO's finished and off the needles as I can power my way through. We'll see how that works for me!

Alice said...

Lovely photo composition. Nothing like like the olympics for some motivation! Hope you all earn Gold medals!!!
Your porch is conducive to spinning, knitting, picking fleece, providing nap space for baby lambs in laundry baskets, people gatherings, and visits from much loved dogs and cats. It’s one of the best parts of the Wool House ;-)

Lori Skoog said...

Excellent photos! Does this mean your sweater will be finished when the Olympics are over?

Michelle said...

Looking forward to seeing the finished product!

RaNaeLuvsEwes said...

I love your blog I am in love with blossom I have saved pics of her for my screen saver lol I love your planter it is beautiful and I have never knit fair isle before either.
RaNae of Ewe Creek Cottage

sheepsclothing said...

your porch looks like such a comfy place to knit. Love the sheep planter :)

Bee Lady said...

Of course we're interested in a give away! That sweater is going to be gorgeous. It looks so comfy. Can't wait to see it finished!

Cindy Bee

Michelle said...

Oh, oh, oh! (Waving hands wildly.) Pick me!

Yesterday I cast on 160 stitches for a Romi shawlette. THAT'S ALL. Oh well; family is more important....

cecilia said...

all that wool in the basket looks soft enough to sleep in.. c

kbdoolin said...

That looks like a lovely place to sit a spell and knit. Good luck with the sweater. After NOT knitting throughout the TdF I have picked up a handspun lace shawl to complete---its been hard to get myself started again, but now I have so many lovely yarns from TdF that I want to get this done so that I can start something else. Looking forward to Jester Sweater progress pic.

thecrazysheeplady said...

That's the plan! :-)

~Dawn~ said...

Love the bag you keep your yarn in! I'm in for the giveaway - never knitted a stitch but I sure can crochet!

Bandon, Oregon said...

Wait.... Where can I get a Sheep Planter like you have.... I NEED one!!!!

Faith

small farm girl said...

I would LOVE to win those books! Oh I also would LOVE if you would have a "knitting for dumbies" workshop. HINT HINT. hehehehehe

thecrazysheeplady said...

I think those came from Home Goods. I love them. Have 2 smalls and a large :-).

Kim said...

Oh yes, the crochet one would be nice. I just can't seem to learn to knit and spin and the same time. Not doing the Games but working on my silver alpaca. It's so much different than Jacob.

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