The past couple of weeks have been busy, but to my mind that's all the more reason to squeeze in some time for some spinning. The Ravellenics seemed like the perfect excuse, set yourself a challenge of a project you want to complete during the 17 days on the Winter Olympic Games, start when the games kick off, and finish by the time the torch goes out.
Of course I had a dress to finish, and was at Unravel for the final 4 days so 17 days wasn't actually all that long a length of time!
We had our own team running over in the Ravelry group, at one point the Ravellenics were on slightly rocky ground, add in the political opression over in Russia, and we nearly didn't take part in the challenge. However, we decided the perfect thing to do was to spin Rainbows, so I did some mamoth dyeing sesions to do some Silk Brick, BFL/Camel and Superwash BFL/Ramie in my sludgy Rainbow colourway, and also carded lots of my Rainbow gradients.
I decided I was going to spin up some of the 3 tone BFL in the summer garden colourway I dyed for the fibre club last summer. This was the prototype colourway for what I now call Sludgy Rainbow.
I'd kept back the spare braids for myself, and have spun enough yarn to knit Sugar Maple.
The Hilltop Cloud team have spun and knitted up a storm. There are 6 finished Rainbow projects, including this stunning Rainbow shawl using the Rainbow Sprinkles pack.
I know that there are also quite a few people who have been busy creating and haven't set up stash and project pages, they have however been posting in the Ravelry group, it's well worth a browse to see the beautiful things that are being crafted.
Only 6 months to go for the Tour de Fleece... best start thinking about the next challenge!
Oh, and if you're missing your winter sports fix, Channel 4 will be following on from their excellent coverage of the London Paralympics by covering the Winter Paralympics. From their website it looks like nearly all the action will be covered live, and in full.