Almost as soon as it started, it was over again. Or at least, it seemed like that. I do so love the Olympics. Except the commercialism and pandering to sponsors, but once the competition starts, you don’t notice that so much. I love the sportsmanship, the stories behind the competitors and especially those who compete and finish even though they know they have no chance of “winning” (let’s not start on the Australian media’s obssession with “winning” gold medals, sigh).
As for me, I WON! heh heh. I finished 15 Christmas decorations (one more than I had planned) and 7 gold-edged sexypuffs, one for each of the events in which Australia won gold medals (not that I’m obsessed with winning them, it just seemed like a nice way to commemorate the Ravellenic Games on this marathon project).
I am really glad to have these done, although I must say I found it a bit of a trial making so many bitsy things in such a short time period – esepcially as I had to refer to the patterns constantly – they weren’t really pickup-putdown projects, they needed a bit more planning. But thankfully they were all so quick!
I might even reach my yearly target of 24 by the end of this year!
Details – all the details are on my Ravelry project page – summarised in this entry.
My favourite I think is the Christmas pudding, followed closely by the red-orange-yellow pinwheel decoration – which is actually a hotpad pattern, meant to be done in worsted weight yarn! I love how simply changing the weight of the yarn used in a project can make it so different!
I do have to block the snowflakes and the pinwheel – I solemnly promise to do it before Christmas this year!