Tuesday, January 24, 2006

The Knitting Olympics

While banging around on Craftster the other day, I came upon a thread about the "Knitting Olympics". It seems the Yarn Harlot, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (she of the fantastic lace, sock, and other god-I-wish-I-could-do-that work) has decided that just because her knitting isn't technically a Olympics sanctioned sport, doesn't mean she can't get involved.

Thus the Knitting Olympics are born! I am signing up to be an "athlete" myself. The rules are that you can't start knitting (not even casting on!) until the torch is lit, and your project has to be completely done by the end of the closing ceremony.

Lizzy and I have decided to do a knit-along of Anouk, so I have decided that that will be my project. We weren't wild about the colors, so we're doing it in green, blue, and yellow.

Now I just have to finish this baby blanket before then -

I'm doing it in 7 colors instead of 5. I'm crazy like that. I'll post a picture when it's all done.

Basically, the knitting schedule is as follows for the next few weeks:

Finish baby blanket, if time allows, also make baby mittens and matching hat.

At same time, knit boucle' scarf and hat for co-worker.

Finish these projects by Feb 16th, so can knit Anouk like crazy person.

It's good to have goals.


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Tori said...

Oh, of course. You'll be knitting a feminine, grow along baby tunic. How practical.

drinkerthinker said...

Dude, whose baby is yours for again? Does the baby momma read this? Cause you totally just gave it away.

Yay Anouk!

Angela said...

Liz - there are about 5 people I could be giving this to, so I'm not worried.