This is the first year that I'm participating in Ravellenics and I am not sure if I'm going to medal. I gave myself a good challenge with knitting Squall out of New Hue Handspuns yarn that I received for the January 2012 shipment for the Fall in Full Color Knitspot subscription club:
In 4 nights of knitting I've got about 20 rows done. The good news is that it's all decreasing from here after the 305 stitch cast on but I'm not sure if I have enough time to finish. It's definitely not mindless knitting.
As a side note, I got the single yarn option for the FIFC 2011 club, the double yarn option for her Bare Naked Club and the single yarn option for the FIFC 2012 club. That means I'll be getting shipments each month until January of next year. My plan for next year is to still do the clubs but just as pattern only so that I can use stash yarn and my handspun each month.
While shopping at the Yarn Cupboard this past Saturday my son fell in love with some bright orange Burly Spun yarn from Brown Sheep. The gauge is about 2 stitches to the inch so I had some difficulty finding a pattern that would work. I ended up using a basic cabled hat for inspiration and I'm making it up as I go. My son has a large head so the adult small size should be perfect for him. I'll post pictures as soon as it's done. This was a last minute addition to my Ravellenics projects but I should be able to finish it very quickly.