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Old 02-11-2010, 10:20 AM   #1
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Knitting Olympics - Winter 2010
Good Morning!

I'm actually almost amazed that I haven't yet seen a thread for the Knitting Olympics this year! Well, maybe just cause I'm a bit excited as this is the first Olympics since I took up knitting again (and it sounds like a whole lot of fun).

The Yarn Harlot has posted up her rules once again with a sign up button as well so people can go on a list to see who else is participating and what they are making. You can see her post here.

Yes, I do realize there are the Ravelympics as well, but for those of us who wish to participate as a solo participant and not a team (though I am determined to watch the Bobsled Teams this year), the Yarn Harlot's version of the Knitting Olympics fits the bill.

Now, I'm not discounting anyone who is also doing the Ravelympics, seeing as how things can always overlap, but I thought it'd be cool to have a thread here for encouragement, progress, and just some good Olympic conversation to happen as the group here at KH are some of the most helpful people I've run across on the net.


So without further ado, for the Winter 2010 Knitting Olympics, I am going to tackle the ever-beautiful Hemlock Ring Blanket! I have selected some Black Cascade Eco+ yarn for this project and will be casting on either late Friday night (after the torch is lit) or Saturday morning/afternoon.

What will you be undertaking for the Knitting Olympics this year? Is anyone on a team through Ravelry?

Can't wait to hear what everyone else is doing!

Jasmin

P.S. - Has anyone actually done curling?
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Old 02-11-2010, 03:05 PM   #2
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Thanks for the link! I might actually consider doing that XD If not, maybe my best friend will try it.

And as for your post script, I have not done it; though my boyfriend feels the need to do a hilarious satirical impersonation every time he sees it on tv.
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Wow, I'd never really heard of Knitting Olympics, but it sounds so cool and I just signed up! I'll be doing Andrea's Mitts, from Knitpicks. There are some techniques I'm new to in the pattern, and the time limit will inspire me to do them both together (which is important because I want them both to be exactly the same). The flame will be lit tonight, no? I don't have a TV, so I'll just cast on sometime after 6:00 this evening, like she said on her blog. I'm excited!
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I really do want to actually try Curling one of these days, but it'll have to wait till I'm up Nort' again.

Hurray for Andrea's Mitts! I have those in my queue to go with Andrea's Shawl for my DBF's Mom for Mother's Day. You'll have to give us a nice review of how you like knitting them!

Yep, tonight the flame is lit! It is lit at 6pm PST (which is 9pm EST per Ravelry), but tonight is the night! I'm very excited! The blanket will be a nice change from the lace shawl I've been working on.
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Originally Posted by JasminJaquine View Post

Hurray for Andrea's Mitts! I have those in my queue to go with Andrea's Shawl for my DBF's Mom for Mother's Day. You'll have to give us a nice review of how you like knitting them!

Yep, tonight the flame is lit! It is lit at 6pm PST (which is 9pm EST per Ravelry), but tonight is the night! I'm very excited! The blanket will be a nice change from the lace shawl I've been working on.

Cool, I didn't know there was an Andrea's Shawl! I'll have to check that out.


Drat, I'll have to wait until 9:00 to cast on. Oh, well. I haven't finished my swatch yet, and I have other projects going if I do finish before 9.
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Since I cast on for socks last night (yeah, I started knitting at like 11pm) I thought I'd sign up too! yay for fun knitting insanity!
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