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Into the Soul of Winter

It’s been one sad, tragic/shocking day.   The loss of life at the high school.  It is a painful thing, not only for the families, but for all those left behind –especially us as parents.  I am worry about my kids and cannot begin to fathom the pain of the parents that lost their boy.  I will be holding all in prayer.

One of class samples for my crochet class started earlier in the week

Besides holding my kids tight and close, what’s more can I do to shield ’em out of harm’s way?  It’s not what I do for my children, but, what I have taught ’em to do for themselves that will make ’em successful happy and true human beings.

As an effort to pivot away from the sadness (and hubby’s van hit from behind and pushed into a car in front of him,) I joined in the fun, the challenge, and comradeship of the Ravellenic Winter Games over in Ravellenic Winter Games 2014.

If you are new to this wild-and-crazy Ravelry tradition, the Ravellenics is a worldwide stitching celebration of Winter Olympics.  You pick a project (either something new or a UFO you want to finish) and try to complete it during the 16 days of Olympics Games.

The idea is to cast on during the Opening Ceremonies (which is today!) and bind off by the end of the Closing Ceremonies after the Olympic torch goes out on Feb. 23.  Here is a great article in today’s Toronto Star highlighting our very own Ravellenics Games.  Isn’t it wonderful when the media acknowledges our knitting efforts?

Are you participating?  Whatcha making…anything special during the Ravellenics?

Another sample for a crochet class

The Official Cast On was at 11 a.m. EST today!!!!!!

Another sample for a crochet class

My plan is to double dip and use some of my Nerd Wars projects here too. They issued the challenges and I got ideas. 😀

Another sample for a crochet class

I kinda went from I’ll do these two for Ravellenics games and Nerd Wars, then I’ll see about the other three challenges to I will Dwarf the Nebula AND get a bunch of cool Ravellenics badges with completely separate projects!  No one ever said I am sane…

Another sample for a crochet class

Tonight (while watching Sochi opening ceremony,) I got my first Nerd Wars Encyclopedia: VOLUME M: MUSEUM) as well as Ravellenics entry crossed the finish line, combined in the categories of Alpine Abode Enhancement for the green event, Color Purple: Nordic Colorwork Combined, and Stash Skeleton.  Not a bad start…not too shabby…at all.

Another sample for a crochet class

To Sochi.  To Ravellenics!  Good luck and happy stitching to all Ravelympians!

Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!

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(still doesn’t do MySpace, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…but caved into Facebook, a smartphone, and a little bit of texting!)


Comments on: "Into the Soul of Winter" (4)

  1. Reblogged this on dat224466.

  2. Such a tragedy! It’s so hard to understand. I, too, pray for the families.

    I love the idea of Ravellenics but there is no way I’d be able to finish a project … maybe just a crocheted star … I’m so new at fiber arts. Maybe I can substitute a seeing project …. hmmmm


  3. Sarah, I am speechless. I am sorry that you and your family are anywhere near such an awful & injuring incident. I hope that things heal quickly, and with minimal scars.

    • It’s always tough when a life is taken regardless of age. I’m glad however to see the community pulled together…instead of focusing on the tragedy, celebrating life as he was. I’m bouncing back, slowly. How are you doing, Jen? Did you have a good holiday weekend? I will post more once I get the new laptop up and running in full speed 😀

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