I have MOSTLY been project monogamous. Especially since Saturday when I only had 1/2 the feet done and realized I had to step up my game a bit.
I am Team Captain for the Knitting Nomads. Since Saturday is our regular knitting day at Kari’s Cafe, we got to share our newly cast-on Ravelympics / Knitting Olympics projects.
Project: Pretty Thing in cashmere.
Project: Mobius Cowl
Project: Oops, I forgot. That’s not the name of the project, I just forgot what S. is making.
There will be some more team members coming soon….
To my team members, you will be happy to know that according to the Yarn Harlot’s rules, chocolate is mandatory.
I cast on this morning. (We watched half of the opening ceremony last night, but I went to bed before the torch was lit. My dear son woke me at midnight to tell me the torch was now lit and I could cast on, but I deferred until after I’d had my coffee this morning.)
Citius, Altius, Fortius
The Olympics start on Friday, so the Ravelympics start then, too. Knitters, weavers, and crocheters all over the world are ready to start their projects as the Olympic torch is lit, and be finished before it is extinguished.
The basic idea is to pick something that is challenging to complete in the 2-week timeframe. I am doing socks which in itself are not a challenge, but I am going to do two-at-a-time magic loop AND I am going to try to knit them continental. (I am an old-habits-die-hard thrower, even though I know how to pick.)
My friend and co-Knitting Nomad JW is going to help me with the Magic Loop if I get stuck.
I have the yarn wound, and last night got the idea to rewind it into the 2 balls that will be needed and find the same starting point on each one, so that my toes, at least, match.
I am entering in several competitions: Sock Hockey (since it is socks), Speed Skate (since it is one skein of yarn) and Stash Dance (since I didn’t buy new yarn for the event).
By the way, I am the captain of the Knitting Nomads team – Go Knitting Nomads!