I have to be honest here, I was afraid to commit to the Ravellenics. Knitting under a deadline is stressful. Making a sweater can be stressful. Joining a team is stressful. I mean, why should I put myself into the position of committing to something when my overarching goal in life is to maintain a stress-free bubble for myself within the chaos of life. I just emerged from the mother of all flares; best to stay low key.
Well, some of you guys really encouraged me to give it a go. Huge shout out to muddlingthroughlifesite and nothingbutknit2 who convinced me to go poke around to see what was going on with Ravellenics. Oh, my goodness. This looks both overwhelming and horribly exciting at the same time. So much information. So many groups and events. SO MUCH FUN!!! There is an event called Sweater Skeleton. Head first! Yay!! You know that I needed to jump into this action. I just needed to find a group and a team.
Hello Chronic Bitches group. You were just what I needed. Who knew there was a group on Ravelry for people with chronic medical conditions to share and support each other? I am now a Chronic Bitch knitting as a member of their team. I have to be honest here… Village Hopelessly Overcommitted was a pretty good fit, too. A support group for people who just keep on buying new needles and casting on while hunting for sources of chocolate to munch on. See… a great fit for me. Still, since I was so worried about staying flare free for the whole 15 days of Ravellenics, I went with Chronic Bitches.
I binge watched the Olympics and knitted all weekend. Yesterday I reached the point where the sleeves are put onto holders and I am now racing down the body of the sweater.
So, I am just rocking along at this point. My gauge is spot on, and I haven’t run into any issues with the yarn or the pattern. It was cold and snowy all weekend, so staying in to knit was perfect. My disease is behaving itself and even the cats are cooperating.
Yesterday I took a little break to go shop the stash to put together the yarn for a couple of new projects. “What the Fade” shawls, to be exact. Crazy. I’m dreaming of new shawls while knitting along on this sweater under a deadline. I yearn to cast on some cute socks. My arms want Valentine’s Day arm warmers.
I may be a Chronic Bitch, but I so belong in Village Hopelessly Overcommitted!!
I’m off to find some chocolate…
12 thoughts on “Ravellenics Update: Sweater Skeleton Start”
Your sweater is looking great! The yarn is yummy:)
I think of the Ravellenic Games and any other knitting event as an excuse to go wild. If I achieve my goal great, if not I’ll have had the fun of the experience. I hope you enjoy your experience:)
I’m having a blast and I’m so glad you encouraged me to try it.
That sweater is going to be gorgeous! It’s so interesting to see how that Cirrus Grey is knitting up. It’s gorgeous. Can’t wait to see more. 🙂
Thanks. It has more variation than I expected, but it will be perfect with blue or black jeans, so I’m really happy.
Glad it worked out for you!
Well those two groups definitely sound like fun. I love that pattern and you have paired it with a great yarn. It is going to be awesome—— no matter when it gets finished. 🙂 go you!!
Thanks. I’m way down the bottom of the body now and the yarn looks fantastic! I’m making good time so that’s encouraging. 😸
So glad you found a good group to join. Knit on! I’m sure you can do it.
Just trying to keep up with you, oh fearless knitter! 😸
Fun group you’re in. Great color as Malabrigo always rocks. I didn’t join this year with starting the new blog and getting ready for CNY, + finishing my sweater by this Thursday night.
Malabrigo is just wonderful stuff. The sweater is looking great! I should have a picture in a couple days after I get further along on the sleevrs.