Monday, March 3, 2014

Ravellenic Games: Part II

I knit two cat beds for the Tompkins County SPCA. The sides are floppy, but the beds themselves are cushy, so I hope some of the cats will enjoy them. For this, I received three medals - one in Free Dance (an open event), one in Charity Curling, and one in Stash Skeleton (for using yarn that has been in my stash for awhile).

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Ravellenic Games: Alpine Abode Enhancement

Every two years during the Olympic Games, Ravelry hosts a knitting challenge called the Ravellenics. I wanted to get as many badges as possible during the games. One of my "medals" came from the Alpine Abode Enhancement category (including washcloths, pillows, blankets, and ornaments or any other home decor) for which I made a hearts garland using the Heart Bunting pattern from Knit 1, Purl 1. Finished in time for Valentine's Day, I made 11 hearts in total, for the 10+ years George and I have been together.

Stay tuned for updates about my other Ravellenic Games accomplishments!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Vino Cowl

One of my Ravellenics Games projects... The Vino Cowl, published by Classic Elite  Yarns and designed by my friend Julia. The yarn is Lions Brand Cotton-Ease.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Spin Right Round

Hanging out with spinners... they have cool tools!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Tretta Hat

From the Tretta Hat design by Grumpernia, available on Ravelry. Fun pattern. Might make another one, slightly bigger.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Quotation of the Day

Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love.

 ~Lao Tzu

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Goodbye, Pete

I enjoy Seeger's music and appreciate his commitment to equality and environmentalism, so I was sad to learn of his passing.

Be sure to watch "This Land is Your Land" from Obama's first Inaguration which Seeger performed with Bruce Springsteen and listen to this interview with him on Democracy Now.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sweet Mistakes

Ellis Paul always knows just what to say...
Bless your sweet mistakes
That crumble you down to your knees
That brought you to this place
Changing you by degrees
When change was just what you needed 
~Ellis Paul,
Sweet Mistakes
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