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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 may use either the Brilliant or the Bamboo for another skirt later, though, depending how this goes.  I’m thinking the Bamboo may become Intolerable Cruelty at some point.  I’ve been wanting to make that for a long time, and that’s even the yarn it calls for.

I’ll be sitting here tomorrow morning, ready to start work on the Santa Fe shawl.   I’m hoping to get into a groove with it so that I can get it done in fairly short order and get started on the skirt.  I realized yesterday that the Ravelympics (and, you know, the ACTUAL Olympics) run from tomorrow until August 24.  The problem with that?  August 23 and 24, we’ve got our crazy friends lined up to come help build the porch.  So… no crocheting for me those days.  Somehow I don’t see some people being ok with building a porch while I sit in the A/C and crochet a skirt for myself.  So, instead of 17 days, I’ve got 15.  Wish me luck ok?  Realistically, you won’t see too much in the way of wordy blog posts, but I do plan to update with status pics, hopefully daily.  And for those of you who I talk to on GChat… yeah, you may not see much of me there either.  I am DETERMINED to finish these if I can.

Did I mention that I signed up for Mystery Stole 4?  And that I may have suckered enticed Amanda into joining me?  I’ve got a crapload of beads here (Thank you, Beadwrangler, for ridiculously fast shipping), and I’ll be deciding between them post-Ravelympics.  I’ll post my options here, just to see what the general thoughts are, but that will come later.  For now – Must.  Focus.  🙂

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