Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Hat Dash

I made two hats for the Grands and they are also Hat Dash entries in Ravelympics. My youngest son who is manager of Michael's called to tell me that he just got Bernat Glow in the Dark yarn in at the store. I went to look and picked up lavender and blue to make hats for Sarah and Jacob (our oldest son's offspring).
Sarah loves her new hat.

Jacob...not so much... He is not nearly as impressed with the hat as Sarah is. I think I can safely say he doesn't like his one bit. :-)

Well he likes it fine when it's not on his head!!! :-)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Ravelympics & Llympics Entry #2

I'm working on the Adamas Shawl for my second entry in WIP Wrestling in Ravelympics and Lone Star Lympics. I've been sitting and watching the Olympics and knitting and knitting and knitting! I know it must be growing, but it just doesn't seem like it's growing that fast lengthwise. I can tell you it's growing as big as the Grand Canyon width wise and it takes forever to get across a row. Here it is stretched across the top back of a recliner. I'm not sure if this will block out t as it is Rayon yarn. It does stretch well so I have hope unless it has bounce back memory and about that I'm not sure. When it's on the needles, it seems very, very short lengthwise. I am enjoying knitting this. I do love the yarn. I just didn't get a lot of insight to it as I bought it on Ebay (Alice made me buy it) and it just came on it's cone without any info on care. Guess I'll have to do some research and Knit on!

Go Team Lonestarstate!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Ravelympics & Llympics FO

Jumped into the Ravelympics craze and it got so confusing to my Gals on Lone Star State Knitters that I decided to start the Llymics on our group. It has worked out well. Some are participating in both areas and some have dropped Rav for LSSK. I have my first FO! The Crowns and Cables Baby blanket. I have the Adamas Shawl to finish now and I'm hoping to get close. Not sure I'll get it finished. I won't be winning any prizes on LSSK and don't need to. Getting this done is prize enough! :-) Our wonderful organizer Beverly (wendydancer) has done an excellent job keeping the events and competitors organized. She has also kept us on top of things on what to do on Ravelry. Thanks, Beverly! Good on 'ya!