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Just a day and a few hours remain until the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics, and I'm feverishly getting ready for my participation in the Ravelympics. I've been spinning white baby alpaca to make the Landscape Shawl for the event "Fleece to FO Long Track." Here's what I plied last night:



I washed it when I finished. It had a nice bath in Kookaburra Wool Wash. Here is is, ready to go into the water:



...and drying in the bathroom:



Today I moved it to the bedroom and turned on the overhead fan so it will dry faster. I had to reserve 4 oz to spin during or after the Opening Ceremonies, but I need to spin a few ounces more, so I'm sure I have enough. 14 oz is cutting it kind of close. I'll try to do some today.


I've also entered in the Junior Olympics. I'm making another baby beanie from the pattern I got at the Wool Cabin using Simply Cotton Worsted in "Marshmallow."



Some of you saw my bunny finished this week:



This was a quick project, but I think next time I'll do everything in the round. I hated sewing up all those seams. Only I would have to stuff as I go, I think. Love the tail. The pattern is found in Jean Greenhowe's Knitted Animals.


We're getting another big snowstorm, which will make the ski areas happy. Happy Olympics, everyone! --P


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Tags: Landscape, Olympics, Ravelympics, Shawl, alpaca, baby, bunny, knitting, spinning

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Comment by cherylbwaters on February 12, 2010 at 10:17pm
Knit, I agree, I wonder if there is a way to be able to follow the bloggers we want to follow. Good luck, Peggy and Knit. Hope you accomplish what you want for Ravelympics. ♥c
Comment by Peggy Stuart on February 11, 2010 at 7:25pm
Knit: Guess you're getting the snow we had today! If it's coming your way, that means DD is going to get it, too! I have a Stonington Shawl in the works...sort of. I would love to finish it. Things keep getting in the way. I keep checking the blog posts every day. Yes, it would be nice to be able to "follow" someone's blog posts. Happy Spinning and Olympics to you, too! --P
Comment by Knit4Many on February 11, 2010 at 7:15pm
Lots of oohhs & aaahhs. Wow you have been really busy.So yummy and soft looking. Thanks for sharing another great site. I have my skeins and basket all ready for the Knitting Olympics with The Yarn Harlot. I'll be knitting the Stonington Shawl which I had ripped out ( long story) I must be out of my mind, but I figure it should be fun. I really have been looking forward to it. I so wish we could get notices when blog post go up. Sometimes I feel like I am really having to catch up. I guess they are calling for snow here on Saturday? Happy Spinning & Olympics!!
Comment by Peggy Stuart on February 11, 2010 at 6:45pm
I swatched tonight for my two projects. I had to adjust the needle size, which required tracking down my 4 mm Harmony tips. I found them on my Nonna's Garden Shawl. I wanted to use the darker needles so I can see what I'm doing with the white yarn. Then I just discovered that Cotton Classic is DK, not worsted weight, so my baby beanie will be a little bigger. That's OK. Daphne needs stuff for when she's bigger! Off to do more spinning! --P
Comment by cherylbwaters on February 11, 2010 at 12:05pm
Peggy, you have certainly been productive! What a great motivation to get as much of this done as possible now. If you do another bunny in the round I would wait to stuff it until you are ready to close it up. I did that with Mr. F and had no problems. Stay warm. ♥c
Comment by Peggy Stuart on February 11, 2010 at 11:24am
The Landscape Shawl is very forgiving for irregular yarn! --P
Comment by KnitterGirl39 on February 11, 2010 at 10:50am
The spun alpaca looks great and with the pattern your going to use will be stunning.

Love the little bunny - checking out the pattern now. :)
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on February 11, 2010 at 9:55am
Peggy,
Your alpaca looks just wonderful! I cannot believe how much you have gotten done already. You will now have plenty of time to knit the shawl.

I think our snow is just about over for this week... so stay warm and enjoy the Olympics! --S

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