The Olympics are done. The Knitting Olympics are done. The Ravelympics are done. Or……are they…..
I had such a good time, I think I will start up another Olympic challenge for the duration of the Paralympics later in March! Who’s with me?
I’m happy to report that the sales of the Olympic Red Mitten Pattern have been rolling in, and are currently at the $1550 mark raised for the Penguins Can Fly swim team. I hope that people continue to purchase patterns and knit these mittens through the end of the paralympics. Maybe we can hit $2010…wouldn’t that be cool?
Tonight, during the closing ceremonies, after proudly modeling my gold-medal pattern creations Ceilidh and Eirinn, I sat with no knitting in my hands–for all of about 15 minutes. It’s at times like this that I wonder if I do have a serious problem, but I was suddenly struck by inspiration to knit more cables for a baby sweater/vest of sorts that I can almost see in my mind.
The trouble with things in your mind is that it’s very difficult to make them appear just like you imagined they would. I am doing my best though, keeping careful scrawly notes and math written down just in case this project ends up successful enough to share with other knitters out there.
I absolutely LOVE the yarn. It’s Life DK by Stylecraft, a blend of acrylic and wool. Easy to care for, and so soft. I may need to go back to Wool Tyme to get more–there are so many babies to knit for this spring!
Are you gearing up for March 12th when the torch gets re-lit? The Paralympics run from March 12th to 21st in Vancouver!!