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I haven’t posted a completed knitting, quilting or sewing project in ages! It’s way over due…so without further ado…here’s Marin

A bit late but who really cares? It’s done and I love it!

I wanted to post an “action” shot but it’s 100% humidity, and pouring rain out today.

As usual I wish you could really see the color but my camera, more likely the photographer, are not the greatest.

The edging on this shawl is what makes it amazing! 

Just look at that!!! Gorgeous!!

Pattern:   MARIN by Ysolda

Yarn:    Bugga by Sanquine Gryphon (this yarn company is now two separate companies), colorway, Cockshafer.  I bought it at last year’s NY Sheep and Wool festival and I’m kicking myself for only buying one!!!!!

Needles:  #5, 24″  Addi Turbo Lace

Mods: None…followed the pattern exactly!!! Great pattern!!

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I was doing great, knitting away, riveted to the games just like everyone else but then…I seemed to have lost track of time.  Honestly all of a sudden I realized the closing ceremonies were in 2 days and I was only a bit more than half way.  In a perfect world if everyone around me could have suddenly become totally self-sufficient I would have met the deadline but of course not.  I didn’t even get to watch the closing ceremonies.  I’m bumming right now…

So that said I didn’t finish my project but I will and in the next couple of days.  It’s so beautiful, the yarn, the pattern, everything…Love it!

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4pm EST

LET THE GAMES BEGIN……

I’ve cast on….Isn’t that a gorgeous colorway!

I’d love to hear what you all are working on.

And a big, giant, thank you to my cheerleader, Daria…..

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For all of you who have been following my blog for a while you’ve seen my creative outlet shift a bit toward quilting, sewing and the like but as I’ve said here many times. In my heart of heart I’m a knitter and always will be.  When the seam won’t work, can’t understand the quilt pattern, my 2 1/2 inch strips are measuring 2 3/4 and I want to throw my rotary cutter across the room my knitting needles are sitting there in the basket whispering it’s ok, we’re here. I reach, knit a few rows and it’s all better.  Unfortunately I haven’t completed a knitting project in ages…but that’s about to change.

I’ve decided to unofficially participate in the Ravellenic Games 2012.  Meaning I’m not joining a team or tagging a project, etc but I plan to start and complete a knitting project during the games.  This was formerly known by another name but I discovered recently that there’s been quite a brew-haha about it.  If you’re as late to the “game” as I am you can read about it here.

That said I haven’t participated in this in years but I’m itching for it right now.  So tomorrow, July 27, 2012 as the world watches the opening ceremonies for the Olympics in London, I and thousands of knitters around the world will be starting in their own events. 

Here’s my project….I’m so excited to start this.

(picture is the property of Ysolda)

Marin by Ysolda 

I had other, bigger projects in mind but then thought, “be realistic Den…”  So Marin it is!!! I will wind my yarn today and kick off is tomorrow evening?  Anyone else out there joining in the fun?

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