Count Down To Cast On
I’d like to thank all the fantastic, generous knitters out there who have purchased the pattern for 2010 mittens.
As of today, $800 has been raised for the Penguins Can Fly Swim Team at my local YMCA. It is a swim team for disabled youth, and their siblings that encourages active participation, hard work, and personal growth.
There’s still time to cast on and knit yourself a pair during the Olympics!
A bag of washed fleece (from Serbian sheep of unknown breed), and my trusted spinning wheel.
Statement of Goals
At 7:00PM on Feb.12th I will begin to card this fleece while watching the Opening Ceremonies for the Olympics!
I’ll experiment with microwave kool-aid and food colouring as dyes on the weekend, and start spinning when the fleece is dry.
My goal is to knit a pair of socks from my handspun before the torch is extinguished.
I know that a pair of socks is not a “Epic” project, but because I’m starting from scratch, and that I am working full time and volunteering so much (helping kids build robots), I think it will be a challenge to complete this project in the 17 days allowed.
This whole process is bringing back memories of the 2008 summer ravelympics when I started from fleece, and made a hat and mittens. Back then I wasn’t working though, so I was fully devoted to my event.
You can bet that I’ll be blogging my progress this time round so check back frequently for updates!
What Knitting Olympic event are you participating in? I’m eager to follow your blogs, leave info in the comments.