Big Sky Mind


Ravelympics
August 9, 2008, 12:32 pm
Filed under: Knitting, Sports

I decided to participate in the Ravelympics, Ravelry’s version of Olympic competition.  The goal is to start and finish a project between the opening ceremonies and the end of the Olympics.  I am participating in the Sock Put (really, what else did you think I would do).  I decided to make a pair of socks for Mike.  He picked out the yarn a while back.  It is Lane Cervinia Forever Jacquard.  I am making them cuff down using the magic loop.  Here is my progress so far:
<a href=”http://Mike's Fall Socks“>
I am pleased that I have as much done as I do. I am competing for Team Indiana. Hopefully, I will be able to keep up the pace. I won’t get too much done this afternoon, I am headed off to the State Fair. Mmmmm…Grilled Cheese, I can hardly wait!!!

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What Is Going On With Me?!?
August 6, 2008, 8:11 am
Filed under: Knitting, Personal, Yarn Pr0n

I have been wanting to write this post for so long, I just didn’t think the time was right, or I couldn’t find the right words. I think I am finally ready to let everyone know what is going on with me this Summer and why I haven’t been posting very often. I am in the process of getting divorced. Carl and I were together for 20 years and our parting was absolutely as amicable as these things can be. I wish nothing but happiness and peace in his future. He has had as much stress this Summer as one person could possibly handle and I hate it that I was a part of that, but sometimes in life we don’t get to choose the timing of these type of things. I am in a new relationship with the most wonderful man. His name is Mike and we are in the process of building our new life together. I am so very happy and many of my health issues have resolved themselves (I am sleeping now!!!). We are in the process of remodeling our new condo and that takes up much of my free time. But I have been able to squeeze in some knitting and I actually have photos to share with you.

Here is the first finished Hemp Lace sock.
Hemp Sock 1 Completed“>

And the first finished Tofutsies sock.
Completed Tofutisies Low Rolly“>

Their mates have all been started, but not really enough progress to show you on those. As I said in my last post, I have a horrible case of startitis. My Four Seasons Afghan is underway.
Four Seasons Afghan“>
I also purchased the rest of the yarn for the other squares. You may notice there is one bright red square, I’m not too sure about it. I may have to do something else.
Yarn for Four Seasons Afghan“>

What I have been working on the most lately is the new Argosy Baby Blanket for my friend’s Jason and Beth. I am using the Blue Sky Organic Cotton yarn. Cotton is sprayed heavily with pesticides during the growing process, so I like that this yarn is organic since is going to be wrapping up such a precious package. I have been knitting on it almost exclusively. I am almost halfway done.
Argosy Baby Blanket“>



I’m Still Here
August 2, 2008, 6:50 am
Filed under: Knitting

And I’m still knitting, but not much. Ridiculously busy these days. I did finish one of the hemp lace socks and one of the Tofutsies. Photos to come some time in the near future. I also ordered all of the colors for the Four Seasons Afghan. I have a horrible case of startitis, I decided I’m going to make a Argosy baby blanket for my friends Jason and Beth’s new arrival due at Thanksgiving. I’m going to use Blue Sky Alpaca Organic Cotton. I’m also going to make socks for my sister and sister in law for Christmas, I’m trying to plan ahead to avoid panic knitting in November. Hope all of my readers haven’t given up on me completely and hope everyone is doing well.