The Ravelympics start tonight at the same time as the Opening Ceremonies of the Vancouver Olympics. So, what are the Ravelympics? They are a knitting competition sponsored by Ravelry, the premier knitting website. I will be competing on Team Tweasel in the Charity Knitting section. I will be knitting baby outfits for preemies for one of the local charities that works out of Children’s Hospital here in Seattle. I can hardly wait to cast on. The baby-knitting rabies, I haz them.
I’ve been knitting a lot lately, I even knit in OMG, public. Here I am sitting in the sunshine last Friday in Bellingham, knitting away. Later I looked at the picture, and slapped my forehead. I could have been geocaching. Soon, very soon, I will be back geocaching. I’m thinking Queen Anne hill to start this year.
A lot of what I’ve been knitting lately is Valentine dishcloths. I knitted a ton of them, and still need to knit several before the big day. That may go by the board though, with the Ravelympics coming up. Maybe I should have added a second event, Dishcloth Derby or something. I could call it a work-in-progress and finish it out, but didn’t register for the WIP event.
I still haven’t started the hat I promised The Boyo for Solstice, mostly because it requires double-pointed needles, and I’m afraid of them. No, they don’t look like a pitchfork, they look like a bigger version of round toothpicks. Maybe I will work on that, too. Some of the baby hat patterns I’ve picked out need DPNs, too, and it might be easier to try something big to begin with.
I was also fortunate to be the receiver of a Random Act of Kindness from a couple of my compatriots at Lazy, Stupid and Godless, the Ravelry forum I post to most often. The have a RAK forum where you can post wish lists. I wished for baby yarn, and my wish was granted, in spades. So I have no excuse. Picture of part of the treasure trove is in my header.
I have decided that the WordPress app on the Android does lousy formatting, or maybe I do. And the pictures are huge. Good for posting drive-by postings, but not necessarily regular postings. But you may see more drive-by postings nowadays when I can grab a picture with my camera phone and blog it. I see interesting stuff. Sometimes I want to write more about it than Twitter allows. Of course, today when I tried to post to Photophilia, it wouldn’t coöperate. But I may still be able to later, when the phone is charged up.
Catch you on the flip-flop, as the truckers used to say.