Saturday, February 27, 2010


Beth's afghan is finished! Just in time for its Ravelympics slalomghan event.

The weather is still yucky, but no snow yet this morning.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Cable-y goodness

Afghan strips, not joined, are here laid on a cedar chest to show patterning and progress. The photo shows just partial strips, plus 5 out of the 6 I'm knitting. I'm on strip #6. When the two balls for 6 have been knit, then will add onto each strip from other balls, join and wash. They're acrylic so won't be blocked per se. These are also all 'bunched up', not nearly their finished size.

Hey Beth, it's coming along!

Today it's 40 with a lot of sun. Yeah! Melting is happening and we are so grateful to see sun and for the melting so some of the weight is off the roofs and gutters. Too many stories of collapsed roofs with so much snow weight are in the news.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

A Gold Medal BSJ

A medal for Team SHPknitters has been awarded in the Ravelympics to BSJ Spring ;-) by fibernating.

The finished baby surprise jacket is knit in Spring colors, which happens by pure chance to mirror the colors of Vancouver. And the six buttons on yarn and pinned to the BSJ? There are five buttonholes on each side. The recipient can decide on which side to place 5 buttons with an extra included for that elusive lost button which always seems to occur!

Here is the Ravelympics medal in the WIPsdancing event.

The official ravthlete award is here shown.

And here is the list of those of us on the podium at this time.

EVENT: WIPs-Dancing

Please show your love to Ravthletes who have conquered their WIPs and transformed them into FOs!

HannahMathews Team Spatchcock 2 projects
Amigurple Team Knitural Selection
Plim Team Bitchcake
Kittenlion Team Seattle
Emmalein Team Germany 2 projects
insanKnitty Team Ravenclaw 3 projects
Derae Team True Blood
Racheltim Team Copper Boom
KnittinKat Team Wool-Aid
himawari Team Germany
shinyredtype Team Yarntopia NYC
tsukuyomi Team Germany
allicat Team Editors 2 projects
haramis Team Yarn Snobs
2gr8kids Team Happy
inoxia Team SKT
hamstergal Team PANTS
2muchfun Team Yarn Hos Herding Cats
MLO Team Bitchcake
Sojournknitter Team WIP
Eevu Team Finland
yvonnep Team Pootje Over
Skookumgirl Team Michigan
berry149 Team Dodge Creations
sunrisedawn Team NoDak
orangeeener Team Tufty
loique Team Tufty
eyre Team Drool
beautyredefined Team Michigan
uncknitter Team Stashdown
knit2grow Team Afghans for Afghans
lovesmore Team Smart Ass Yarn Ho
shawn4equality Team Bundles Of Joy
fibernating Team Schoolhouse Press Knitters
Katri63 Team Starmore Knitdown
Grandy Team Madness in Progress
zanahoria12 Team Slytherins
Voxless Team Bad Knit Girls
JenDuzS0ks Team Rubberhoars
Littlemisssensible Team Ravelpaws 3 projects
thatdarnkt Team 4815162342
frenchiekisses Team Ooh Shiny!
kcknitter84 Team WIP
Plim Team Bitchcake
yarnvista Team Welcome
MamaMoo13 Team WIP
skookumgirl Team Michigan
Debibo Team Sweet Stitchin’ Betties
springd Team UFO
Momo3Reds Team USA
FurmanKnitter08 Team ESK
Shellygirl Team Big Damn Heroes
velmalikevelvet Team COLORBOMBers

Please accept this lovely bouquet of snowdrops from the knit-clad Bobettes and crochet-covered Bobdudes.

Thank you, Ravelry! This is fun. I'm happy to add this to the other BSJ which will be donated to charity.

Cupid comes a courtin'

Mr. Cupid AKA DH Russ brought me a wonderful Valentine present... a box of locally made Valos candy. We have truffles and pecan turtles and walnut turtles and white chocolate/key lime bark. I am very happy with this. It will last longer than cut flowers and will create a good attitude adjustment against the weather.

The Olympics coverage (Day #2 as NBC calls it yet seems like Day#1 for events!) last night was exciting to watch our first medals won! We have a conflict this afternoon between Olympic coverage and NASCAR's 1st race of the season, the always exciting Daytona!

In my Ravelympics, the BSJ shoulder seams are sewn along with its collar picked up. Also, there was knitting on Beth's afghan.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Ravelympics, Day #1

Sharing this week's additional snow (which we'd love to send to Vancouver) and the first night's work on two Ravelympics events, up first we have --

a look through a living room window at the lilac bushes buried in snow. We cannot get to them to release them from their white blanket.

The eight inch snowfall following the 24 inch snowfall was able to be blown with our snow blower.

Really good news February 12, Lincoln's Birthday and the opening ceremony day for the Olympics and the Ravelympics is that Michelle sent out the emails for this summer's Meg Swansen's Knitting Camps. Really good? Oh, yes! We're in for 2.75!

During the Opening Ceremonies last night I worked on two of my Ravelympics events.

This Baby Surprise now has its ends woven. It's ready for shoulder seaming, collar, buttons! Its event is WIPsdancing for team SHPknitters.

The swatch for Beth's afghan grows. A reminder: It is Vanna's Choice in oatmeal, Lion Brand pattern Newbury Crossing. Event: slalomghan. No team on this one.

The event flyingcamelspin for team SHPknitters isn't up yet! Stay tuned for this one!

Wait till you see what Russ brought me for Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 07, 2010

From 11 to 24

inches of snow.

We spent most of yesterday digging out. Up to 6 inches more is being predicted for Tuesday-Wednesday.

Is it Spring yet???

Friday, February 05, 2010


It's been snowing since 12:50 PM.
It took three hours for the snow to even stick.

It's snowing heavily, at least an inch an hour. We're under snow advisory until 6 PM tomorrow (Saturday). The snow is a wet, sticky snow, hard to shovel. I've already shoveled the entire driveway once and the lower part a second time. That was 4 hours ago. The good news: The wrist 'held'. The bad news: Tomorrow's shoveling will be Nasty. It may be too heavy for the snow blowers.

You're looking at the snow and a cyclone fence.

See all that snow on the gate? That's 11 (eleven) inches by the outer edge where the house doesn't block the snow.

The Weather Service wasn't kidding about 8-14".