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I'm so excited about the Ravelympics that I had to write an extra post. I just received my official name badge for the Knit Picks Enablers team:

...and the yarn I've already washed and dried is wound into balls:

...and I did a "practice CO" for my baby beanie so I wouldn't be stuck with not enough tail for my long-tail CO. I marked the place that allows enough yarn, and took it out. I'm ready to go. Here's my yarn:

It's KP's Simply Cotton Worsted in "Marshmallow." I have it entered in the Junior Olympics event. I should be done with it by Monday and will try to post a photo, although my project for the other event will be a killer. I probably won't finish it by the end of the Olympics. The event is "Fleece to FO Long Track," and it requires that we spin at least 4 oz during the competition and knit or crochet our project until it's finished. The Landscape Shawl would probably take me two weeks if I had nothing else to do, but I have a busy schedule the next two weeks. Next time I'll try to plan better. Happy knitting everyone, and enjoy the Olympics! --P

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Comment by Peggy Stuart on February 13, 2010 at 5:49pm
They haven't shown the short track yet here in Mountain Time. Your comment intrigues me. I can't wait to see it! I had a "power nap" of 10 min. today. I'm too old for these late nights! --P
Comment by Sewcrazy aka Sharon Kill on February 13, 2010 at 5:47pm
It is 'gawjus!' So pretty. I can't wait to see more. You can do it!
Comment by Knit4Many on February 13, 2010 at 5:38pm
I like how when working on a triangle it goes so quickly in the beginning because of starting out on fewer stitches but boy once the stitch count goes over the hundred point it does take some time. Did you see the speed skating short track? Amazing move by Apollo. I want to stay up late tonight but I don't think the my body is going to go for it. I don't think my half hour nap earlier was enough.
Comment by Peggy Stuart on February 13, 2010 at 5:14pm
I now have 8" out of 32" and I've been working all day. It gets wider as you go along. I figure I've completed 9% of the total sts. If I had the time to spend on it, it would take more than 10 days to finish, and I still have to spin the 4 oz of fiber for it. Of course, I was up late working on the beanie, and got a late and sluggish start. On the other hand, I have a busy week ahead. I love this project, though. It's interesting how garter st on an angle looks woven. I'm enjoying the baby alpaca, too, and I'm happy with how little VM (vegetable matter) is left in the yarn I spun. --P
Comment by Knit4Many on February 13, 2010 at 4:04pm
That is coming along really pretty. I like the edge. Tell me again how you don't think your going to finish?
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on February 13, 2010 at 2:46pm
Peggy, Your shawl is looking good! --S
Comment by Peggy Stuart on February 13, 2010 at 2:31pm
Thanks, Amy! Now I'm working on my "Fleece to FO Long Track" project, the Landscape Shawl, using my own hand spun yarn. I have to spin at least 4 oz during the competition, but was allowed to spin up some ahead of time.

The one underneath is my first Landscape Shawl. I've just started the second pattern (in the V in the middle), seed st. This one is fingering weight, so lots more sts! --P
Comment by Amy Green on February 13, 2010 at 10:41am
Peggy, I love the hat. Great Work! I'm cheering all my KP buddies on!
Comment by Knit4Many on February 13, 2010 at 3:31am
A very well deserved badge by the way and that hat is adorable.
Comment by Peggy Stuart on February 13, 2010 at 12:05am
Thanks, Susan! Here's my first FO:

I will be very lucky--or very fast--if I finish the Wedding Shawl in the time allowed. We'll see. Thanks for your support! --P

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