February 13, 2010

solo event, non-qualifying

The Olympics have started! I am planning to be uncharacteristically excited about sports for the next 16 days. I love the courage. The effort. The teamwork. The dreams and hopes. I get choked up. I watch way too much tv.

It's made so many times more exciting by being here in Canada this year. Everyone is so stoked!

I mentioned before that I was planning to make the Dale of Norway official Olympic sweater for my son. I debated for awhile whether or not to wait to cast on until the Ravelympics started at the start of the Games. But I decided a few weeks ago I needed to get a jump on this one if I had any chance of finishing it this winter so I cast on. I'm also working on that argyle sweater, so this one has just come to swimming lessons with me lately and it's not far along. BUT now that the Olympics have started I've decided to dedicate my full attention to it and see if I can actually get it done before the closing ceremonies.

Because I worked on it in January I don't even qualify for the WIP event on Ravelry, so I'm holding my own solo event. It certainly qualifies as a challeging project, if only because of the tight timeline and the fact I've barely started this very time-consuming project (I'm doing the smallest adult size - this is not a baby garment). It has some cool features - the side ribbing, the shock cord seam at the bottom...although these first 16.5" of mindless black sportweight body are making me wish for the first time in my life that I had a knitting machine and knew how to use it. Just a bit.

Happy weekend!


  1. Can't wait to see how wonderfully it turns out!

  2. We've been glued to the TV the past couple of nights as well. The Olympics are so exciting. Good luck with finishing your sweaters!

  3. Well, I am cheering you on! I have been watching the speedskating and biathlon, my favorite events. I think Canada won a gold today in women's speedskating!!