Wednesday, February 12, 2014

To Russia with Love!

So for all you Sochi Fans this is a quick post for a few of my current "in process" projects. I belong to Team Canada - a knitting group on the Ravelry site which is competing in the once upon a time Ravelympics group (now called the Ravellenics after receiving a cease and desist order from the IOC - strange but true).

I am a big fan of the Winter Olympics. So much so, that I take a winter vacation during the Olympics, and immerse myself in all things related to the big event. This year to accommodate the time change I am PVR'ing events all night long and watching them all day long (no spoiler alerts!).

This is a picture of my Sochi interpretation of Peace Gloves by Nanette Blanchard for the nordic colourwork combined / mitten moguls event. At this point I am well into the gusset of the left thumb...

Sochi Peace Glove - front and back
I've also hauled out my sewing machine into the living room during the day so I can quilt and watch on the big screen. I had some matryoshka doll fabric in my stash - so I'm also working on a Lemoyne Star Sochi Scrappy Stars quilt...


Granted - I'm pretty sure I won't get the quilt done anytime soon - but I'm loving the fabrics and the process.

Get quilty and knit on!

- stitchcat -

Linked to WIP Wednesday on the Needle and Thread Network

8 comments:

  1. My kind of blog. Knitting, quilting and fabric, I feel right at home. Nice to find you.

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    1. Thank you very much Kate! My knitting has been infrequent lately - but now that I've picked up the sticks again - I can't understand why I ever put them down!

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  2. Loove your knitting! That's fabulous! No idea how to do that.. lol! Love your fabric choices as well! :) Beautiful blocks!

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    1. Although it looks complicated - there are only 2 colours being worked at any one time and the pattern repeat is short... my kind of pattern!

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  3. You are so clever! I love the gloves, and also love winter Olympics--much more fun than all that track and field stuff.

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    1. I'm with you Margaret - the Winter Olympics seem much more relevant to our 6 - 7 - 8 (?) months of winter we have each year!

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  4. I looooove matryoshka dolls. Nice collection!

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  5. The only kind of Olympics that interest me, your projects are lovely!

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