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Ravellenic Games Give-Away






It’s time for another give-away!  To celebrate the Ravellenic Games established by the knit and crochet community, Ravelry, I am giving-away a set of 6 UK Edition Faceted Glass Beads Stitch Markers.   Stitch markers each have a 8 x 11 mm focal bead of faceted oval ruby glass. On its top is a 8 mm multi-faceted round sapphire AB glass bead which is topped by a 3 mm round silver-toned bead. One distinguishing stitch marker to mark the beginning of rounds or rows is accented by a 4 x 25 mm silver-toned metal Big Ben charm. Beads are suspended on a black nylon-coated wire. There are six (6) markers in a set and are valued between $11 to $15 USD.

To enter, you need to be a subscriber and leave a comment, “I’m a subscriber,” at this post.  For another entry, click “Like” at the Little Sweet Knittings Designs Facebook page and leave a comment “I like LSK Designs” at this post.  That makes 2 possible entries per person.  No purchase required.  This give-away ends on August 4, 2012 at midnight PST.  The winner will be picked on August 5, 2012, who will then receive a notification by email.  If the winner fails to respond within 2 weeks, I will pick another winner in his/her place.


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Get Ready, Set… Cast On!

It will take more than a cease and desist letter from the USOC to dampen Ravelry Olympic competitors from their enthusiasm for the Ravellenic Games, where they can work on their projects while showing support for the Olympics.  In a few more hours, participants will be casting on while watching the 2012 Opening Ceremonies.  To show support for these dedicated ones, I have designed 3 sets of stitch markers for the occasion.  All are now available at Etsy, so be sure to drop by and take a peek.





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Yarn Bombing of Olympic Proportions

Yarn bombing, yarnstorming, graffiti knitting, guerrilla knitting, and urban knitting all mean the same thing.  It is a form of street art or graffiti in which yarn or cloth are employed for artistic or political expression, instead of paint or chalk.  Yarn bombing has an advantage over other forms of graffiti in that it is not permanent and non-defacing, hence is said to be cleaner and more environmentally friendly.  Early examples were recorded as early as 2004 in Netherlands and has since spread worldwide.

Photos below show details of a recent yarn bombing in Saltburn, North Yorkshire, England featuring different Olympic events tied onto a 50-yard long scarf along the town’s pier railings.  As with the identity of other forms of graffiti, the yarn bomber responsible for this epic-sized graffiti  remains anonymous.















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