Best games ever :)

The Olympic Games are over, and so are the Ravellenics. I had more projects planned than I had time to finish, but I’m pretty happy with my results anyway. Eight projects done, six of which were things that I’d been working on for far too long. Didn’t even make a dent in my pile of wips, but I’m very happy that I at least got some done 🙂 Wish this sort of event would happen more often than every other year…

I could’ve finished one more item, but I realized that I hadn’t brought enough yarn, so I let it go and spent the rest of the weekend relaxing instead 🙂

I really wanted to do more for the Games, but I didn’t count on having to dig my projects out from the bottom of our moving load… Would have knitted at least one tiny Mochi, and perhaps even finished another Hansigurumi, but life got in the way. Packing and sorting out what to pack and what to throw away took too much time. Boo.

But all in all this has been a fun event! Definitely participating next time as well 🙂 Time to get back to the Dudes and the Bug I was working on before the games. And of course back to school next week…

Blue-ringed octopus

Another Ravellenic project! My eighth, and first knitted for the games 🙂

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The knitted octopus designed by Hansi Singh, from her book Hansigurumi Knits.

Started last spring, but never finished. It just needed to have the last few rings embroidered and the mantle stuffed and attached to the arms. Finished him just before midnight 🙂

I think this is one of the coolest patterns in the book. I love cephalopods! Naturally I’ve felt guilty for not finishing him sooner, but now it’s done and I’m very happy with him. The eyes are 12mm yellow cat eyes, and he has wires in his arms so he can grab stuff 🙂

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I see you…

Dimetrodon

Oh look! Here’s another dinosaur 🙂

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My seventh project for the Ravellenics is yet another of PlanetJune’s dinosaurs. I do have one more that I started last year, but there’s too much left on it to finish it now. So maybe later 🙂

Anyway. I finished up the tip of the tail and made the sail and all four legs right after I finished the Brachiosaurus yesterday. I guess I got a little hooked on dinos 🙂 I want to make more, but I have other WiPs to finish before the Olympics end. Sunday, is it?

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All three dinosaurs together. Soon I’ll have my very own Jurassic Park 😀

Brachiosaurus

My sixth Ravellenic project is another dinosaur by PlanetJune.

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This one was a bit more work to finish than the last one. Had to finish stuffing and crocheting the tail, plus do all four legs. Didn’t take much time to do, but I’m in the middle of moving houses, so my mind is really all over the place at the moment. So what could have taken an hour or two ended up taking three days. Heh.

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I made quite a few modifications to this guy. The head is a little bit different (I wanted him to have that bump on top of his head), the body is shorter and shaped a little more to give him higher shoulders and a little bit of a pelvis, and the tail is longer. As always, the color is pretty dull, but I was going for a more realistic look. I think he came out great, I love him 🙂

Parasaurolophus

My fifth project for the Ravellenic Games is done 😀

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Not that much needed to be done, though, as it was just missing a leg. But now it’s finally all finished, yay 🙂 I started several of PlanetJune’s dinosaurs last summer, but didn’t finish any of them before the holiday was over, and after that they’ve just been living in a box with my yarn stash. Pretty sad, cause they’re all awesome and deserve to be finished.

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What a cutie she is 🙂