Sunday, February 16, 2014

I DID it!

I've crossed the Finish Line in the 2014 Ravellenic Games! My scarf was completed last night - 74" of bulky, soft charcoal cables!

I had such a great time learning new skills and meeting super-kind members on Ravelry. And so proud to be a member of Sara's Team My Favorite Sheep! Thank you so much Sara for letting a newbie on your team!


After a few mis-fires starting, I began in earnest last Sunday. By that night I had 20" done.

Tuesday saw progress to 33" as I could only knit in the evenings after work.

By Valentine's Day on Friday I had used three skeins (balls of wool) and my scarf was at an amazing (for me, that is) 50" long!


I sped through the final skein yesterday to complete my scarf at 8 pm last night!

Whoo hoo!

I had to wait until this morning to take a decent photo though. Then I went on Ravelry and officially crossed the Finish Line for the "Scarf Super-G" and "Cable Cross Country". Now I just need to wait for the "medals" to be handed out to all who successfully finish their projects.


It was so much fun! I am already itching to start another project. I learned so much and am drooling over all the beautiful yarns over at Ravelry...  something Dakotah has known for a long time:

Yarn is awesome!

Her favorite possession



20 comments:

  1. You did a great job!!!!! Your kitty is adorable too.

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    1. Thanks JoJo! She is a fun companion alright.

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  2. I think you'll be winning the gold metal. It looks so soft, love it!

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    1. It IS soft and heavy! With our cold weather, at least I still have many opportunities to wear it.

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  3. Well done Maureen. What a stunning scarf. Certainly deserves a medal! You couldn't have done it without Dakotah. How gorgeous is he? Karen.x

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    1. Yeah, it is so nice to have a furry friend around (or 3). Thanks Karen!

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  4. It's beautiful, Maureen; good job!

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    1. Well, from an experienced knitter like you, that is high praise, thanks so much!

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  5. Gold Medal for certain. Your scarf is divine. Dakotah is too funny with the yarn ball. Creative Knitting Bliss...

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    1. Thank you! I am amazed I actually made it!

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  6. BRAVO to you!!! It is gorgeous. Love the picture of Dakota. She looks like she is getting away with something - lol!

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    1. Hah! That is her favorite toy; plays only under my supervision though - on our bed every weekday morning - a routine she is sure I don't forget...

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  7. Hello Maureen, that is one gorgeous scarf I'm so proud of you to have finished it in time. It looks like you'll be able to use it in your cold Winnipeg winter. Sending you some sunny Arizona sunshine.
    Xox

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    1. Thank you Dagmar! Yes, it will definitely get a lot of use!

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  8. You are definitely a gold medal winner!!! :-D That is a gorgeous picture and the one with your cat is classic!

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    1. Aw, thank you Sara! It was so cool being on your awesome team!

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  9. what a lovely scarf. Congratulations on a job well done! And thank you for sharing

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