Ravelympics Are a Go!

Yay! While watching the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies I cast on and started knitting up on a Hamamelis Shawl (rav link) using yummy Sanguine Gryphon Bugga! in Marpesia Marcella – a very nice color, if I do say so myself.

Hamamelis Shawl - WIP

It’s turning out very pretty and I have one repeat of the lace section done after two hours of work… not too bad!

Hamamelis Shawl - WIP

Of course, this is totally a pattern that will bloom open when blocked, so now it looks like a scrunchy mess. But I promise you it will look pretty in the end! 😉

I absolutely love the winter Olympics (the summer ones too, of course) and am really looking forward to watching them while knitting up a storm! My current plan is to finish some WIP’s and to finish the Hamamelis shawl. Not sure though if I will instead just do a bunch of shawls to make a dent in my goal of 20 shawls for 2010… I’m still deciding. Procrastinator? Me? What makes you say that? 😉

While I can’t be an Olympiad in any sense of the word, my dogs sure did try to when out playing in the snow after the big snow storm we had on Wednesday. They had a blast and even looked a little athletic… well if you squint hard and stand back that is!

Snowday Fun

Snowday Fun

Snowday Fun

Snowday Fun

Snowday Fun

And like all good Olympiads, they even posed for the camera afterwards!

Snowday Fun

Snowday Fun

Snowday Fun

Snowday Fun

I guess it’s a good thing that some of us – Olympiads and dogs all over – are enjoying all the snow! 😀

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12 responses to “Ravelympics Are a Go!

  1. pdxknitterati 02.13.2010 at 1:37 am

    Your shawl is going to be a perfect 10!

    And the dogs are cute in the snow. Enjoy the snow for me; I don’t think we’re getting any this year!

  2. kseverny 02.13.2010 at 1:50 am

    these photos are great.
    The dogs have vso much energy

  3. Alexandra 02.13.2010 at 4:55 am

    Good luck with the Ravelympics! I’m casting on my first project today!

    I love love love the pictures of your dogs, they are so cute! Looks like they had fun in the snow!

  4. Julia 02.13.2010 at 5:12 am

    I cast on for some Vilai socks by Cookie A. during the ceremonies. Didn’t get very far before I started to fall asleep while knitting and didn’t see much of the ceremonies after the parade of athletes! I must be getting old!

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  6. Lua 02.13.2010 at 6:13 am

    The photos of your dogs are absolutely amazing! Your Hitchcock looks just like my Apple:) He’s also a black&white Havanese…

  7. apocaknits 02.13.2010 at 8:13 pm

    those dogs are awesome.

  8. shortly24 02.14.2010 at 3:12 am

    Lovely start on the knitting. And those dogs are too, too cute!

  9. junepot 02.15.2010 at 4:05 pm

    Love the shawl, and the doggies really need a gold medal, Mom! Maybe next time, as I am sure we are not done with Old Man Winter yet.

    Good luck with your 20 in 2010!

  10. Susan 02.16.2010 at 10:30 pm

    Love the shawl! And my dogs play in the snow like that, too, but they’re so much bigger.

  11. Yarndancer 02.18.2010 at 10:05 am

    The shawl is looking very pretty just now!! And I love the photos of your dogs, Kubrick looks totally mad in those pictures, you can tell he’s really enjoying the snow!

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