Thursday

[spinning] Alpaca Obsession

I had three 2oz bundles of alpaca and sparkle by Alpaca Obsession:


Alpaca Obsession

I spun each onto it's own bobbin and plied them together for a true 3-ply:


Alpaca Obsession

I love three-plies. The yarn is awesome- soft, round, drape-y. Begging to be turned into cabled.


Alpaca Obsession

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In unrelated news, the US Olympic Committee sent a letter to Ravelry. If you're on Ravelry, you can read about it in the For the Love of Ravelry board or the Ravelympics group. If you're not on Rav, you can read about it here.

"We believe using the name "Ravelympics" for a competition that involves an afghan marathon, scarf hockey and sweater triathlon, among others, tends to denigrate the true nature of the Olympic Games.  In a sense, it is disrespectful to our country's finest athletes and fails to recognize or appreciate their hard work."

You don't EVEN know what you're talking about. The Ravelympics is (was?) a way for people to (a) have fun, (b) challenge ourselves and one another, (c) watch the Olympics and root for our country, (d) bring people together. Way to take a nasty dump all over that. 

I understand that the gist of the letter is: you can still do it, but you can't call it anything that looks like the word "olympics" and you can't have patterns with the 5 interlocking rings on it. Which is their legal right but I ask: USOC... why be a petty little bitch like that? Seriously. It's a knitting event that happens every 4 years. We're not taking anything away from you and you're acting like a gigantic douche-canoe. 



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