Life after Ravelympics

If I didn’t have the Sheep and Wool Afterparty (and the upcoming school year) to occupy my time right now, I’d be feeling kind of low. The post-Ravelympics period is kind of dull.

No deadline for urgent knitting. No support to give to others’ urgent projects on the other side of the ocean. No photo sharing of completed projects.

Christmas knitting will have to fill the void!

After the Afterparty, that is. I have two official sponsors for the party, one of whom has already sent Actual Money, and this week is Recipe Test week, which nobody seems to mind so far. Yesterday I baked a chocolate chip cookie pizza, and today I should get ingredients for the more upscale version (dark chocolate chips, dried cherries, and slivered almonds) as well as for Real Cheesecake. I thought about doing the mini cheesecakes, the kind you do in the muffin cups with Nilla Wafers in the bottom, but I’ve never done the recipe before, and it took more cream cheese to make a dozen of those than it did to make a whole actual cheesecake. So.

If you’re planning on coming to the party and haven’t told me yet, please RSVP! If you can volunteer with setup or cleanup, that’s even better and very much appreciated. I have lists for both, and don’t want to leave someone out.

I will be at the Sheep and Wool Festival on Saturday morning to hand out tickets, flyers, and maps, and to pick up the rest of the door prizes. I should be outside the East vendor barn.

Knitwise, what am I working on?

Cotton footies for my grandmother — just have to re-seam the second one.
Mystery project (Whovian) — this is a striped scarf that will need a lot of ends woven in before I can start knitting again.
Mystery project (Christmas) — haven’t picked this up in a while.
Tyrone, Cursed IHS, Lace stole — yadda yadda yadda.
Bamboo socks — need to find black yarn for the toes. Anyone have a ball of Crystal Palace Cotton Panda in Jet Black?

Mmm, time to test some cookies!

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  1. I’m a little let down after the Ravelympics as well. And I don’t even have an after party to keep my spirits up for a few more days 😦 Good luck at your event though!

  2. Beth, I have some Panda Cotton in black, earmarked for younger daughter socks, but it won’t take all of it, especially because fair isle is planned. Do you just need it for the toes? Want me to bring it next weekend?

    (Mother of a duck, NEXT WEEKEND!!! ME, YOU, FIBER FESTIVAL!) Sorry to shout, I got a little excited!


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