Saturday, July 28, 2012

Ravellenic Games 2012

Let the games begin, no matter what they are called.  USOC Apology  The game is to set yourself an Olympian challenge, cast on during the opening ceremonies and finish by the closing ceremonies.  A few Stockinettes gathered last night to get the ball rolling and watch the athletes walk into the stadium in London.  I'm in the Sweater Triathalon, Jude is doing WIPs Wrestling and Sweater Triathalon, Beth is entered in Shawl Sailing and Balance Beads, and Lisa is also doing WIPs Wrestling which entails finishing a work in progress or as Gigi and Jasmine like to call them PhDs, partially half-done projects.  Our prez cheered us on and the snacks were yummy.  Ever heard of "enhanced Saltines".  I'm not sure that's what Linda calls them but they were great.  

We even have our own badge

If you're on the team and weren't at the kick off, Jude will bring yours to the meeting next week.  There is also an official Ravellenic Badge

 but you have to order those through Ravelry.  They are $6 and a nice souvenir.  I have two from the 2008 and 2010 games on my Ravelry bag.  

If you get the urge to cast on soon and think you can make it by the end of the games, go for it.  Instructions for entering and tagging your project are on Ravelry in the CCS group.  We'll have show and tell for the Ravellenic Games at the September meeting.  

Saturday, July 14, 2012


The July meeting was full of information on upcoming events.  Many Stockinettes are participating in the Ravellenic Games.  For those of you on Ravelry the group and information about events is here.  If you're not on Ravelry all I can say is hurry over and sign up.  Lisa announced a bus tour to several yarn shops later in the summer and there are lots of knitted squares to make up into blankets.  Details will be in the newsletter.  The yarn bombing at the Discovery Museum was declared a total success and a totally fabulous event.  Thanks to all who participated.  State Fair is coming up and we will be well represented.  Someone take pictures! The challenge for August is to do something new, a technique, a stitch, a garment, something that you haven't done before.  You know, a challenge!

Our librarian hard a work!  Check out our website or the yahoo group for the latest library list.  

Don't forget to bring your "trash" so someone else can treasure it.  Donations accepted at the August and September meetings.  The big event will be at the October 4th meeting.

Next meeting will be Vendor night!  Aways a treat to see Stockinette creativity and be able to take some home for yourself.  Here's some pictures from last year.  Did you happen to see that bag on the lower left hand side on the Yarn Harlot's blog last week?  Scroll to the last picture.  I gave it to her at the Port Ludlow retreat.  The blogmistress is very proud!  

Cindi will be back this year with some very cute project bags.  Be sure not to miss the meeting.  You'll be amazed by what's for sale.  It's not too soon to be thinking of holiday gifts.  

Enjoy the month of July, my personal favorite month next to August.  Have you heard about Craftsy?  Online classes that are supposed to be very good.  Has anyone taken one?