I wasn’t on Ravelry during the last Olympic season, so I had never heard of Ravellenics until this year. In fact, I didn’t find out about it until a few days after it had started, so I had no time to plan or prepare projects.
Still, there were a lot of events where I could enter small projects, so I think I was able to do pretty well. Here were my entries this year:
The Spidey sack – for the Bag Jump & Junior Ravellenics categories.
The left out-0f phase coffee cup cozy and little bitty coin cup, both in the Single Skein Speed Skate and Stash Skeleton events.
And last but not least, the Owlish I-pad sleeve for the WIP’s Dancing event.
I had a lot of fun with this, and seeing all the lovely projects everyone else made. There are some REALLY talented people on Ravelry! Next time, I’m going to plan ahead so I can challenge myself with something bigger…maybe a sweater. Then again, it will be summer…so maybe a light shawl or pair of socks. So many choices…and I only have 2 years to decide!
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My husband saw this and sent me the link yesterday, and it has to be one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen…little bitty penguins in sweaters!
Apparently the penguin foundation in Australia is asking for knitted penguin jumpers for baby penguins affected by oil spills. On this page, if you scroll down to the bottom, they have a link to a free knitting pattern. They also have a facebook page where they have posted this request and lots of cute pictures.
Before I jump in head first, I’ll have to take a look at what it would cost to ship these to Australia. If the shipping cost is not too bad, or for those of you who are in Australia, what a great way to use up some scrap or stash yarn!
Heidi Yates is retiring a bunch of patterns – you can see the full list here on Snappy Tots
With so many cute ones to choose from, which one will you make first?
Ravelry is celebrating it’s 4 millionth member! wow! Check out this page on Ravelry for lots of interesting stats and fun facts.
Congrats to everyone who has a “most” pattern or project! (most queued, most made, most useful, most educational, etc).
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I was going to make a particular sweater pattern. I bought the yarn needed for it…but now I no longer like that pattern. Now I want to use that yarn to make this pattern instead. I plan to make it sleeveless and without the buttons so it’s more of a vest/jacket. I saw one of the projects on Ravelry made this way. I’m really in love with this pattern, but there’s a problem (or 3).
- It’s only written in one size, which happens to be about 4 sizes smaller than I need. I will need to adjust a LOT to make it fit me.
- The symbol key from the chart is written in German…and I can’t read German.
- The last (and only) time I tried to knit lace did not exactly turn out well (it was pretty awful).
I’ve started a Craftsy class called “Knit to Flatter“. It’s all about choosing and modifying sweater patterns so that they flatter your figure. I’ve only made it through the first class so far, and I’ll have some more in depth reviews for you as I get further into it. I thought, since I will need to modify it so much anyway, that this sweater pattern might be a good one to work on while working through the class. I’m afraid it’s a little bit beyond my ability though, so the question is….
Do I dare?