Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Ravellenics Wrap Up

Like I said in my last post the Ravellenics are now over.  I finished my Shalom Cardigan with one day to spare...but I still had 34 Hexipuffs to make. I kind of left these to the last minute because I knew they were fast. But they bore me soooo much to do more than a couple in a day.

I had declared 50 Hexipuffs and actually made 51 somehow. I already have 52 or so puffs in the yellow so I wanted to make all 50 in black to even it out. But then I ran out of black yarn and had no time to go out and get more (especially at 3 in the morning when this happened) but still had plenty of the yellow (Why do I even have this yellow?!) I also ran out of stuffing. I knew this was going to happen and I just let it happen because I was delusional in thinking I'd be able to make another 20 puffs when I clearly only had enough for 10 at the most. So a My Little Pony plush was sacrificed. I'm so sorry, Rainbow Dash. I promise I will stuff you and sew you back up and love you forever. 

I also at one point managed to switch needle sizes so there are two very tiiiiiny black puffs in there. 

So I finished those at about 1 p.m. I had 6 hours to make something else!

Yarn: Diamond Yarn Luxury Collection Stellabella [1 skein black; 191 yards]
Needle Size: 4mm
Ravelry Project Page: Sparkle Mitts
Ravellenic Events: Single Skein Sprint, Mitten Medley

So I knit these up really quick. I had this yarn in my stash for a while and I wanted some sparkly mitts. Finished them just before 6. 

I had also planned to do some dyeing (at least three hanks) but then didn't have the proper supplies and of course leaving it to the last minute (because "yarn practically dyes itself") meant that of course I didn't have time to run out and get what I needed.  I then noticed the next day that I had exactly what I needed all along. Oh well. 

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