Ravellenic Games: Alpine Abode Enhancement

Every two years during the Olympic Games, Ravelry hosts a knitting challenge called the Ravellenics. I wanted to get as many badges as possible during the games. One of my “medals” came from the Alpine Abode Enhancement category (including washcloths, pillows, blankets, and ornaments or any other home decor) for which I made a hearts garland using the Heart Bunting pattern from Knit 1, Purl 1. Finished in time for Valentine’s Day, I made 11 hearts in total, for the 10+ years George and I have been together.

Stay tuned for updates about my other Ravellenic Games accomplishments!

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Winter/Holiday Pug Swap

Look at all these wonderful goodies I received from Kathy and her two pugs, Biscuit and Furrzy! The pug group on Ravelry swaps a few times a year, and it’s always so much fun. I give kudos to my swappers because they are usually not vegan, but always do such a wonderful job finding vegan treats and yarn to include in my packages. Of course, Walter got some fun stuff too – a toy and treats that he’s been enjoying quite a bit today!

Ravelry Pug Holiday Swap

Ravelympics Report


In February, I participated in my first Ravelympics. During the Olympics, knitters and crocheters pick challenging projects to complete while watching (or not) the athletes as inspiration. A number of categories include cables, sweaters, designing, toys, and even a category for finishing works-in-progress.

Because I wasn’t quite sure what it was all about, I only committed to one project – a cabled scarf – for the “Go Pug Yourself” team, a Ravelry group of knitters/crocheters owned by pugs. I finished the scarf (my first project with cables) and received the coveted badges of completion.

This scarf is from One Skein: 30 Quick Projects to Knit or Crochet and uses Blue Sky Alpaca Organic Cotton.