Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Yarn Along

So let's talk about the Olympics.

The Knitting Olympics.  Otherwise known as the Ravellenic Games.  I have participated in these games for years. The Yarn Harlot started the tradition years ago and Ravelry continued it.  For my project I decided on Hiro in the pullover version.  And I wanted to use my handspun.  So I pulled together these colors.


And we are moving right along.


It's kinda cool how handspun self stripes itself sometimes isn't it?


I will be playing Yarn Chicken with this project for sure.  At least with the blue/green.  I think I will have enough  but it's going to be close.  Real close.  So close that I may alter the pattern a bit.

But living on the edge is the Olympic spirit, isn't it?

Joining Ginny!

23 comments:

karen said...

nothing like living on the edge :) Love the colors you put together and fingers crossed you have plenty of every single one.

Tracey said...

It's beautiful.
You know my door is always open so grab your bag and get down here, I will put the teapot on and you can pull up a chair right beside me in front of the wood stove. We can watch the Olympics, talk and knit the day away.
No ice here, just rain, although I was praying for snow!

Mary G said...

I do like that blue/green combination ... we're doing a whole unit on the Olympics, so it's been quite fun watching and knitting ... and knitting some more!

Enjoy!
Mary G.

Lisa @ HappyinDoleValley said...

What an Olympian you are! Lovely yarns and such a great spirit! Hope you have enough to finish...

Darcel {MahoganyWayMama} said...

Your handspun yarn is so pretty! Hopefully you have enough of every color.

Erin @ Wild Whispers said...

OH! I love that turquoisey blue. Good luck!!

Janet said...

Great color choices and your handspun is so pretty. You'll have a lovely sweater.

Carole Julius said...

Good for you - and in handspun, too! I have done very little Olympic knitting.

Hannah@HomeBaked said...

Love this post!
Enjoy your knitting on the edge. Your handspun looks gorgeous. I recently had a try at spinning and have a new-found sense of awe for anyone who can do it!

CathieJ said...

Very pretty yarn. I hope you have enough yarn for your project. I don't know if I could adjust the pattern like you can.

Anke said...

The colors are very pretty! Keeping my fingers crossed for you, hope you don't run out of yarn!

elizabeth said...

beautiful yarn!!

flyingjen said...

I don't knit fast enough to finish anything during the Olympics. I just lost some yardage chicken and had to make a run to the yarn store. Luckily she had just what I needed and it was fun to browse.

Sam Findlay said...

Love the colours you are using! Also loving the phrase yarn chicken, made me laugh! Great blog too, I'm follwing along now!

Evelyn Hender said...

Hope you don't run out of yarn!

Cathy said...

Knitting and the Winter Olympics just seem to knit themselves together, don't they? I too am amused with striping yarns. I do not stay on Ravelry enough to learn of all they do...sounds like a good plan to make a game of knitting projects though.
Blessings to you!

Sara said...

Pretty pattern, and I love those colors. You're making great progress!

Alisa Schenck said...

OHHHH! I love those colors together! I can't wait to see the finished project! Here's to hoping you can stretch that yardage!!!

elns said...

I love that you're living on the edge! I can completely relate. It looks good. I told myself I wouldn't get sucked into the Olympics this year. I don't do the official knitting Olympics, regardless, I got sucked in last weekend. Happy Knitting! And I'm rooting for you in your game of yarn chicken!

Rose said...

Donna, Simply gorgeous! The colors are so serene.

Sarah said...

It's beautiful!! Wow the colors are incredible.

sustainablemum said...

The hand spun you are using is gorgeous hope you have enough!

Laura Smith said...

I love the color combo! Fingers crossed for you to beat the yarn to the finish line!

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