FO Friday: Ravellenic Edition (Part II)

I finished my other two projects for the Ravellenic Games!

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Project: Blue Tiles

Pattern: Parquet Tiles

Designer: Rose Beck

Available: $5 for this pattern alone, or $12.99 for the Archi-textural Collection (on Ravelry, naturally)

Yarn: Knit Picks Capra in Celestial

I love this soft and luscious yarn!  The pattern was not my usual “type” — I’m not often drawn to plain-old knit&purl designs. Too many are poorly-rendered, overly-cutesy designs fit only for washcloths.  But, Parquet Tiles is elegant and lovely — not washcloth-like at all.  Enjoyable knit, reasonably quick, well-written pattern.  High marks!

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I worked hard throughout the Olympics on my puffs.  I’m proud to say I have officially “caught up” to my 366 in 2012 goal, and I’m currently running 4 puffs ahead of schedule! I was helped greatly by a mini-skein swap of 40 gorgeous new STR Lightweight colorways.

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Project: 40 STR Puffs

Pattern: the beekeeper’s quilt

Designer: tiny owl knits

Available: $5.50 on Ravelry

Yarn: BMFA Socks That Rock Lightweight

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FO Friday: Ravellenic Edition

I finished two projects so far for the Ravellenic Games!

Project: Orange Cowl

Pattern: Clewe Cowl

Designer: Rachel Henry

Available: FREE! on Ravelry

Yarn: CEY Duchess

What can I say? I already knew I loved Duchess (plush, cashmere blend, alas — out of print).  I have knit a few Clewe Cowls — my own pattern, so of course I think it’s just right.  Eli’s cowl was quick — it fits him well, though he does not (as yet) appreciate the wonders of a mobius cowl. He kept trying to flatten it.

Next up: a hat for me!

Project: Blue Beret

Pattern: Greenery Beret

Designer: Melissa LeBarre

Available: in Weekend Hats

Yarn: Mirasol Yarns Nuna

I picked up this yarn as a “courtesy purchase” while checking out a LYS. It is a silk/wool/bamboo blend, so it was lovely to touch and drapes nicely, but still holds a block.  The pattern is basically two repeats of a feather-and-fan variation, followed by a decreasing f&f.  It works.