Saturday, August 11, 2012

Ravellenics - Day 16

Bob:  With less than one day remaining in the 2012 Ravellenic Games, we're seeing what may well be the final burst of activity from Ms. Sutton with another completed WIP:
which I believe is a balaclava, though it does bear a striking resemblance to the "Yip-Yips" of Sesame Street fame
as well.

Ron:  It does indeed, Bob, and Ms. Sutton is known to be rather a fan of the Muppets, though in this reporter's view, a silk-blend yarn is less appropriate for a Yip-Yip than that problematic stash of Fun Fur Ms. Sutton likes to ignore.  

Bob:  She does indeed, Ron, though I think by now most knitters have generally chosen to try to hide or ignore any possible experimentation with Fun Fur and novelty yarns.  Not a proud moment in any knitter's life to admit to possessing any yarn that looks like it was spun from the hair of a shaved toy monkey.  It's a bit like the macrame vests of the 1960s and 1970s--we know of their certain existence, but no one has ever admitted owning one. 

Ron:  How right you are, Bob.  This brings Ms. Sutton to seven medals for 2012.  Any chance we'll see 8?

Bob:  There has been a definite flurry of crafting activity here at Chateau Sutton-Goar, but since the completion of the Muppet/balaclava, a certain lack of Ravellenics dedication.  However, Ms. Sutton now has completed the last of her 12 ornaments for the "12 12s" challenge:
 is--even at this very moment--working on the 4th embroidered towel for the year:
with only 4 1/2 months left to complete the remaining 8 needed, and in the most surprising turn of events of all, 
this morning completed the thirteenth thread on the dratted cross-stitch project.  At this new cross-stitching pace, it is entirely possible that Ms. Sutton will complete the cross stitch during her lifetime.  Good thing longevity runs in her family!

Ron:  It is indeed, Bob.  Between the cross-stitch and the lace weight stash, Ms. Sutton can certainly use as many crafting years as possible.  That doesn't even begin to address the fabric stash.  

Bob:   That would require a show all to itself--and possibly a storage unit.  

Ron:  Less than 23 hours left in the 2012 Ravellenic games.  Will there be an 8th medal in Ms. Sutton's future, or will she stop at 7?  Will there be another finished "12" before the games end?  Keep it tuned here to the Wide World of Wool for the final hours of Ravellenics 2012.