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I'm a married knitter, crocheter, and newbie spinner living in the Maryland suburbs with my photographer- computer geek hubby, 3 cats, and 3 dogs. And yarn. A LOT of yarn. Just ask my hubby.

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A Slightly Belated FO Post

So, my successful Ravelympics project was Doris Chan’s Chrysanthemum Tea Skirt, a variation she did on her Chrysanthemum Tea Shawl from the cover of Amazing Crochet Lace, and which I made a while back. I love that shawl, and when I saw the skirt variation, I knew I had to make it.

As you may […]

Olympics Fail, Porch Progress

Yeah, so, the Santa Fe Shawl? Not done. I took a break for a couple of days to make my Chrysanthemum Tea Skirt, which I totally love and wore this past Friday, but utterly failed to get pictures of. Anyway, I tried to get back into working on the shawl, but between the soul-crushing boredom […]

Ravelympics Update 4

And some other random stuff.

So current status of the shawl is…

52 of 82 motifs complete. Progress has slowed a bit, obviously. I’m thinking I might take a break from it and start the skirt, just to break the monotony. Plus, carrying around 4 different colors of yarn and changing […]

Ravelympics Update 3

I’m past halfway!

OK, not by much – that’s 45/82 motifs done, but I’m still on a good pace. By the way, that dark red flower-shaped motif up on the right corner is the upper right point, and the one with the blue marker is the bottom point. That should give you […]

Holy crap.

Did you guys WATCH that 4×100 Freestyle Relay? What a race!

See, what you probably don’t know about me is that when I was a kid (erm… junior high-ish), I swam. I won’t say competetively, because I was never very good. I had pretty decent form, but I was just not very fast. I LOVED […]

Ravelympics Update 2

So, as of midnight on Friday, I was here:

That’s 19 motifs completed out of 82, with ends all woven in.

As of a few minutes ago, I am here:

30 motifs complete, so about 35%. And you will notice, no dangly ends. I decided after weaving in all […]

Ravelympics Update 1

After a nutritious breakfast (Quaker Oatmeal Bar and citron tea, in my JenniethePotter sheep mug)

I grabbed my hook and yarn, and the Santa Fe Shawl began!

As of 11:02 am, I had 7 motifs complete, out of 82 for the whole shawl.

I love the […]

Ravelympics Prep!

OK, so in spite of the temptation of being referred to as “Sparkle Butt” (Thank you, Nikk…), I think I’m going to err on the side of durability and make the skirt out of the hemp. It should wear like iron, and it will just get softer the more I wash and dry it. I […]

I? Am insane.

I realize that this comes as not really any level of a shock to most of you (particularly those who have met me in person). So, I finally decided yesterday that I am going to do the Ravelympics, right? Well, now I’ve decided that I want to do TWO events. I’m doing the Santa Fe […]

Yeah, yeah.

I’m lame, I know. I am just not feeling the blogging mojo right now – I think it’s a combination of things, not least of which is the weather, which is making me not feel like knitting. No knitting = little to blog about.

Anyway, yes, I am still planning to update the design here, […]