Monday, February 22, 2010

Finish Line: Winter Twilight Mitts

My first of two Ravelympics 2010 projects is done! Here are my Winter Twilight Mitts, finished yesterday thanks to the chance opportunity of getting away alone (gasp!) to a nearby coffee shop. It's amazing how productive I can be when not being impeded by my kids!

Yarn: Knit Picks Palette, Blue Note Heather and Black, 1 skein each
Needles: US 1.5 magic loop; US 1 dpns (for BO and starting the thumb)
Notes: Decreased 8 sts evenly on the round right before the 2x2 ribbing begins on the mitten top (56 sts total) After taking pics, my mitts checked in at "Spa Kookaburra" to receive a softening treatment. I tried them on first thing today post-treatment... Love them! BTW, I just had to paint my nails dark blue to match :-)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Are You Excited? I Am!

I passed on the Knitting Olympics back in the pre-Ravelry days, and I passed on Ravelympics two years ago. I must've been crazy not to participate because everyone chattered on about how much fun they had. Well, I'm not missing out this time around! Tomorrow night at Team GK2's cast on party for the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Games, I plan on starting Winter Twilight Mitts. These mitts have been on my favs list, queue, whatever, for a long time... and I'm finally doing them! Thanks again to Kristie for scanning the chart and flipping it to make things easier. Can't wait to knit them with Karen and Kristie! When I get the mitts finished, I have an unfinished My So Called Scarf to do. After that, I'll go back to my two current WIPs: Bright and Vestee.

For tomorrow night's festivites, graciously hosted by Kim aka Tarheelfan on Ravelry, I'm making crockpot lasagna. Mmm, yummy! The online recipe looked easy and got great comments, so I'm excited that I'll be able to contribute a main entree from scratch with ease. Can't wait to see what everyone else is bringing! To my fellow teammates from Team GK2, see y'all tomorrow night :-D

ETA: I totally forgot to mention the original reason I was going to post! Over the last few days, I've finally re-organized my favorite knitting links/bookmarks. It's been awhile, mainly because it takes time to do. But I'm so glad I did because, not only is everything easy to find again, but I got to re-discover some wonderful, resourceful links. I've collected quite a few :-)