26 February 2010

The Fire Burns On

Snow Cross Gold MedalAt 12:18 a.m. February 25, the second sock was finished.

first Weminuche Cycling Glove, designed by meAt 5:55 p.m. that day, the first cycling glove was done.

Sock Hockey Gold Medal, mukluks designed by meAt 11:30 p.m. that night, the mukluks were finished.

Two more days of Olympics remain. I don’t know if I can finish the second cycling glove, a yet-to-be-started scarf and the already started sweater by Sunday night. But I’ve done a lot in the last 14 days, and the creativity and drive inspired by the Ravellenics are the ultimate goal, I think. I win no matter what because I challenged myself, I designed, I wrote patterns, I made things, and I had fun.

When the Closing Ceremonies end, I go directly into quilting mode. I have until March 18 to finish a project for the Denver National Quilt Festival. And I hope to be riding my bike to work at least a few times a week as soon as the time changes. I’ve got to be able to ride 90 miles in a day. Twice! IF we are drawn for Ride the Rockies. IF. Fingers crossed. Shooting stars wished upon. Pennies tossed in wishing wells. Four-leaf clover snowflake designed, made and pattern written.

My crochet hooks and knitting needles likely will get a much-deserved vacation, but the midnight oil continues to churn. I’ve enjoyed being part of the Ravelympics. I’m so slow on my bike and on cross-country skis, it’s been intensely thrilling to be able to complete needlework fast, in spite of obstacles and higher priority commitments.

May the spirit of the Olympics and the Ravelympics continue to burn. All year long. All the rest of my life.
Go, Team Colorado!!!

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