Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Ravelympics--2008 Plans

Well, the Olympics are beginning in...*checks counter* 15 DAYS! Which means that it is time for me to pick my Ravelympic project.

At first I was planning on making this sweater in lieu of the new HP movie coming out (and it looks like a fairly simple first sweater project--all done on circs, which means no seaming) but it turns out that the supplies cost way too much. I calculated $60 for everything, which I don't really have right now.

So. I went with option 2. Scarf Stroke. I know what you're all thinking--"A scarf isn't a challenging project!" Well, it is if it's 90 in. long! I'm doing the PoA Ravenclaw HP scarf to wear to the new movie. I know this KAL is the motivation I need to get it done--it is miles and miles of boring stockinette. But, using Caron Simply Soft, I can get all the yarn for $10 or less. Now that's more in my price range!

And, besides the scarf for the KAL, I'm also going to do a mini-KAL all on my own. Those hats.

They really have to get done. I want to get a hat done for every day of the Olympics. That's 17 hats! I can get it done--I'm going to be knitting all through August, but I can do it. I have NOTHING going on in August and am prepared to tackle this Gold Award--and that scarf.

The only damper on this plan is that school is starting again on the 18th (ugh). We don't get any homework the first week, though. It's always "Okay, here is a list of my expectations for this year! Let's play a getting-to-know-you game! I want to test all of you to see where we should start in the curriculum!" Easy. I went Tuesday to register for Junior year, and my schedule is so screwed up--I'm missing French III and Advanced Piano, have two classes at once and was put in the wrong gym class. Oh, and my lunch was at 2:30 P.M. Yeah, the office really has to fix it.

So there you have it--my plans for the Ravelympics! Can I do it? Or do I not know what I'm getting myself into?

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