Sunday, July 27, 2008

WIP Wrestling

Hey! I only have three more rows to go before I finish the twisty ribbon thingie! That 's not really what it' s called, only what I chose to call it early one morning while fighting with a section of ribbon yarn. I really think this will turn into a gift. Even though I love the yumminess of the Noro colors, I can't imagine myself wearing it. Maybe I'll feel differently after the stitches are dropped. Here it is -3 rows from completion-
Almost completed Ladder Shawl

I signed up for the Ravelympics last night. I'll be doing WIP Wrestling and trying to finish a couple of
almost complete projects: a dog sweater for my m-i-l's charity knitting group and a Tahki cotton sweater from way back; and the Slave to the Plurk socks I just started and the BIG ONE - the De Colores jacket. It's going to require a little fudging, modification which is why it's been resting in a box for awhile. Whew - I'm already tired just thinking about it - sure do hope I can keep up!
I've also been doing a little spinning - if you can call it that. Yesterday morning I played with the little merino/bamboo sample I got with my Flawful Fibers order. It wanted to be tiny and fortunately, that was the weight I wanted to practice spinning - I love how it shines!
merino-bamboo sample from
In other yarn related news, friend Janice loan me her umbrella swift and ball winder to use while she's relaxin' by the lake. At last count, I have 10 new skeins of yarn of wind into balls.....and I think there's more in the closet (of course there is!) - so I have lots to keep me busy for the next few days...months...maybe a years! When do you think I'll be finished? No matter how long it takes, I'm really looking forward to playing with all of my new yarny goodness - that will be my vacation!


Anonymous said...

I am glad you will be a part of the Ravelympics. Isn't it great that they included WIP wrestling?

ckknitter said...

I like the WIP Wrestling idea...are you on a team?

Daniele said...

Good luck with the Ravelympics! Your WIPS are great. Can't wait to see the finished projects. Thanks for sharing!

Daniele aka
aka plurkey friend.