Sunday, February 28, 2010


I did it, I did it, I did it!!! Can't believe I'm so excited about finishing up my lace scarf (around 9pm tonight during the Closing Ceremonies) in the Ravelympics competition. Close to 10,000 knitters signed up for this program - I don't know the final count of completions, but I'm sure it's right up there.

Grounded Scarf - complete

Now, I can go back to knitting without any stress because of a deadline.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Am I Going to Make It by Sunday Night?

I'm feverishly working on this scarf and hoping, hoping, hoping I get it finished before the Torch goes out at the end of Ravelympics/Olympics 2010! Here's a look at the pile as it now stands:

It's hard on the fingers to work feverishly with this fingering weight yarn - or maybe I'm tensing up too much trying to hurry, and have to take breaks fairly often.

Friday, February 19, 2010

On and On and On!

The Ravelympics project Grounded Scarf is coming along. I got in a lot of knit time last night while watching the ladies downhill and half pipe. The U.S. ladies in half pipe had their problems, but was still enjoyable to watch. I don't think there are enough hours in the day and night for me to complete this project by the time the Torch goes out!!!

Tonight I'm going with DH and our church group to feed the homeless (we regularly do this every other month. We like "helping out". Tomorrow we hoping to go to the Tacoma Dome to watch one of our grandaughters compete in the state gymnastics competition.

A wonderful give-away of beautiful handmade clay buttons (and other stuff including yarn) is happening over at The Never Ending Road. Be sure to click and go over there for some beautiful things!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Best Day Ever

I've just had the best weekend ever. First I got flowers from my sweet hubby. Then this afternoon our daughter, son-in-law and 2 gdaughters came over for dinner. SIL and hubby installed a pedestal under both the dryer and washer (front load), and I'm so excited now to do laundry without having to stand on my head, or squat down to get the clothes out. This will save my back tremendously.

I was also given an early b/day present from both our daughters - a Nintendo DS Lite. I know, what is an old lady like me doing with this game system? Well I've mentioned it a time or two to family over the past year and they came through - I nearly cried I was so happy. Sometimes in the early morning and late evening I sit and play a hand-held solitaire electronic game - now this will be replacing that. My gdaughters (aged 8 and 12)will help me if I can't figure everything out. They're pro's at playing this.

Oh, this is a knitting blog. Let's see, I went to knitting meet-up on Saturday for 4 hours. Worked on my Ravelympic Grounded Scarf for a bit, until my count got off (too much fun conversation going on), so I switched to my charity One Row Scarf, which is coming right along - love the color. That was the only knitting done this weekend, but I'll have lots of time to knit this next week.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Knitting During the Olympics

Started my Ravelympics project last night at the beginning of the Olympics. The object is to complete the project by the time the Torch is extinguished. I'm making a Grounded Scarf out of Spud & Chloe Fine yarn. This yarn is 80% wool and 20% silk, so really yummy, drapey, soft, etc.... Grounded Scarf-1.
Needless to say, I'll not be working on other knitting projects over the next two weeks!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Waiting for the Olympic Torch

Haven't got a lot of knitting accomplished of late. I did finish this Valentine envelope I'll be gifting to a granddaughter. I mostly wanted to see if I still knew how to crochet, as I haven't done it for quite a while. It was fast and turned out pretty cute.

I'm anxiously awaiting for the Torch to be lit in the Vancouver 2010 Olympics just 2 days from now. I made a swatch for my Ravelympics project Grounded Scarf. I'm knitting it with Spud & Chloe Fine in a beautiful teal color "Anenome". I've not ever completed a lace scarf, but hopefully I can complete this one by the time the Torch is extinguished on February 28th.

Tomorrow we're going to a luncheon with church friends, then go to a lumber store checking out some wood flooring for the dining and kitchen area of our home, and then tomorrow night I'll go a knit-meetup. Then Saturday is another knitting meet-up - a gal just can't go to too many knitting meetups - right?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Results!

Back on December 30th I talked about and showed pictures of what I was doing to organize my Works-in-Progress (WIP's). I purchased a cabinet and can store multiple WIP's in each drawer. Well, I'll tell you now, this is working out wonderfully. I had occasion to look for a ball of Plum DK I received from a knitting friend, and not finding it in my stash, it was then very easy to go through the drawers and find I had already started a pair of fingerless mitts with it. Now in the olden days, I'd still be looking through the "piles" of plastic bags to find this project. feels so good to be organized!!

A blogger friend of mine, Alisa at Life is a Beautiful Place To Be is a source of beautiful vintage things. She made some beautiful project folders for her WIP's and decorated them with lace, ribbon and some of the most beautiful rosettes. I went to this Etsy shop and purchased a rosette "kit" with a tutorial on how to make them. The kit shown on this page is sold, but go into her shop and find others. I can hardly wait to receive this - don't know yet what I'll do with rosettes, but I'll figure out something.