The theme of this post is GREEN.
Ravelry is GREEN! In case you haven't been able to keep up- and I spend about six hours a day on this and don't keep up as well as I'd like- we've raised over $50K for Ravelry in the last few days. The response to Ravelraiser has been overwhelming. We bought the server, and then went on to erase Ravelry's startup debt to put them in the black, and then Casey put Ravelry "in the green" by contributing to projects that build and maintain renewable energy resources in order to offset Ravelry's carbon costs. If you gave to Ravelraiser, please do post your story in the Why I Gave thread. It is officially Jess's happy place now!
I celebrate Ravelry's greenness with my completed Balsam!
2 hanks Malabrigo Worsted in Verde Adriana, Raveled here.
Speaking of GREEN, my dad, who is a pro photographer, and I are thinking of making a little of it. He took most of the photos in the Flickr set for the Ravelraiser prizes, and is becoming quite the yarnie. Texture, color, yarn that looks like food- he's reading up on it all (he may be in your Flickr sets RIGHT NOW!). He comes over to our house and steals the Ravelraiser packages before I can even get home. (The postman has given us our own little basket under the mailbox, as we were getting so many packages each day.) Yesterday he made a little groaning noise over some Malabrigo. Yep. My dad. So we're thinking of going into the notecard-making business. More on this to come! I celebrate this new venture with my Tudora!
Less than one hank Malabrigo Worsted, Forest. Raveled here.
Oh- did I mention that all these are GREEN cowls? (You can argue with me about the Tudora, but I will stick my fingers in my ears and hum La Marseillaise and go to my happy place where all non-dangly neckwear has one name.) Yes, I'm still knitting cowls. And making Flickr groups for cowls (come join!). And moderating Ravelry groups for cowls (git yer 'tocks in there!). And soon to come- cowl swap, which will be organized through that Ravelry group. (Didn't I tell you to join?) And to add a lovely exclamation point, I present my Aibhlinn.
A tad more than one hank of Malabrigo Worsted, in Olive. (I modified the original pattern to be a one-skein-er.) Raveled here. And on a side note- I LOVE BOBBLES!
Sorry, Kermie. It's SO easy (and fun!) being green today.