Monday, August 18, 2008

Going for the Gold

As we're over a week into Ravelympics, it seems appropriate to give an update with some pics. These were taken late last week and sadly, our vests have not grown much since then due to a very busy weekend that included a surprise mini-vacation (how lovely is that?!)

Seeing double? That's Mom's on the left, mine on the right.

We're using Louet Riverstone, and the yarn is quite lovely. I'm pretty excited that I like it, because I bought a whole bunch in a pinkish tan color to make Lucy in the Sky.

The vests have been mostly smooth sailing except for the fact that we just haven't had that much time to devote to them. Last week, everyone was off work for some vacation at home time, and you'd think that'd be the perfect time to get lots of knitting done. But every day we were off doing something different. However, we did our best to squeeze a few hours of knitting in each day ... we even knit at a go-cart track, watching our little Ocean Eyes drive a go-cart for the first time! But as Mom observed during the week, vacation sometimes seems like the worst time possible to get knitting done. There are always so many other things you're supposed to be doing.

So hopefully this week we can make a big push and get these vests done! Keep your fingers crossed for us!

In other knit two together news, it's time for another episode of Look what the mailman brought....

First up, from the Loopy Ewe:

Four skeins of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Mineshaft, two for each of us :), and...

Two skeins of Malabrigo Worsted in Sweet Grape for a scarf. We've become total Loopy addicts ... if you haven't checked them out, you definitely should. We just love Loopy!

From the new Dizzy Blonde Studios:

One skein for each of us of Goldie and I splurged and bought Michelle as well. La included little retractable tape measures .. isn't that nice? The yarn is just gorgeous ....

And (yes, there's more) from Sunshine Yarns:

Harry Potter-inspired yarn ... we each got a skein of Luna (1st and 3rd from left) and Dobby. Once again, it's lovely yarn.

As you can see, we seriously have a problem. All of that yarn came between Thursday and Saturday. Can you tell we have similar yarn tastes? Always ordering duplicates ... and we're just waiting on the Blue Moon Fibers update so we can do even more damage!

Hope everyone's enjoying August ... can't believe it's already more than half way gone. Look for a post from Mom in the next few days!

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