Friday, February 12, 2010


Today's the day! Woohoo, Ravelympics here we come!

Only 10 more hours 'til Vancouver '10, and my team, Team COLORBOMBers, has 11 fun & friendly members, a very auspicious number that I think bodes well for us. Let me introduce them:
Between us, we have a BUNCH of interesting projects ready to be cast on or completed tomorrow. Talia is designing & knitting a hat; ace lace-knitter Leslie will be making Jared Flood's Willoughby Shawl; Ellen has some secret plans for her COLORBOMB Hickory Horned Devil roving; Miki is planning to make not 1, not 2, not even 3...but 10 projects!!! Other team members haven't gotten their projects tagged yet, but I'm confident their projects will also be the BOMB!

Me? What am I planning to tackle? I'm gonna be a spinning, dyeing, frogging, finishing MACHINE! (Rubs hands together gleefully). 4 craptastic, abandoned UFOs to frog I'm entering in the Aerial Unwind event: this hat, this hat, this hat, and this teddy bear - think of all the 'free' yarn I'll get to add to my stash! Plus, there are 7 to finish for the WIPs-Dancing event: a scarf, a hat, a bag, another hat, another 'nother hat, some socks, and a scarf. I collected 'em all together HERE for easy following along (&, 'cuz I'm anal). I can do all this in 17 days, right? Oh, yeah, and the dyeing, and the spinning, and I'm going to make a blanket square for the charity blanket that Handmade Memories is going to raffle off as a Haiti fundraiser. What, too much?

Although I'll miss most of the opening ceremonies (I'll be heading to Northtown Books to do a book signing for 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse with Garth Johnson of Extreme Craft during Arts Arcata! for most of the evening), I'm planning to watch the lighting of the Olympic flame, the official Ravelympics kick-off (or, more accurately, cast-on). I'm hoping to quick-like-bunny finish this scarf in the 45 minutes between the torch bit and leaving for town; it's the scarf I worked on during the world record attempt at Sock Summit. It's made from my COLORBOMB Creations WoolyBear™ handspun yarn, so it is perfect for my first Team COLORBOMBers project. I want that to be the first thing I finish! You can see if I met my goal by checking its page in my projects.

I also added my name to the list of Yarn Harlot's 2010 Knitting Olympics participants. Gotta pay homage to the originatrix of the whole she-bang.

So, if you are a Ravthelete, have a great opening ceremonies. And, if you are going to be in Arcata tomorrow night after 7pm, stop by Northtown Books & say howdy - I'll have my spinning wheel with me, and I'll be spinning up some of the kick-ass art yarn featured in 1000 Ideas. Come say hi and let me sign your copy!


  1. Aww

    I so wish I could participate this year. But trying to get a 3x4 ft painting of a rooster done. I love the fact you use words like craptastic.

  2. thanks autumn, happy chicken painting!

  3. SO many links! Linktastic posting ;D Glad to hear you will still have electricity today. I am off to do more prep work for the games!

  4. I don't think you have enough to do on that list .... you need to add something like knitting dreadlock ski hats for all the Mt Rushmore Presidents!... and mittens for all of Angelina Jolie's kids..(don' hit me!...I.m running awaaaaayyy..... :0)


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