As is usual, watching ALL of the Olympics (excluding hockey) requires some catching up by the end. It took me three extra days to finish watching everything, so that’s why this blog post is late. I did stop knitting once the closing ceremony was happening in real time though. This is what I accomplished: I… Continue reading Closing Ceremony
Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony
I am once again challenging myself to knit as much as possible during the Olympics! This time the focus is on miniskein sets. The first project will be Land of Sweets by Helen Stewart using the majority of the Beatrix Potter minskein collection from Canon Hand Dyes, plus a set of pastel mystery minskeins also… Continue reading Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony
Paralympic Knitting: Closing Ceremonies
I’m a bit late in writing this. I did knit during the Paralympic Games, though I didn’t really watch it. I tried, I really did, but the coverage was…weird. They didn’t show full games. They just showed the beginning or middle and then decided that was enough and would tell you how it turned out… Continue reading Paralympic Knitting: Closing Ceremonies
Knitting Olympics Take Two
The Paralympics has begun and it’s time for another round of sock knitting! This time I’m starting with a self striping skein and knitting The Twisted Goth by Scott Dilley. Yarn is Canon Hand Dyes Charles in The Exorcist. There’s a texture pattern in the lighter stripes that is charted. Well, I inexplicably forgot how… Continue reading Knitting Olympics Take Two
Knitting Olympics: Closing Ceremony
I did it! I knit 3 socks during the Olympics! That’s one and a half pairs! I’m sure I could have done much more if I wasn’t, you know, watching the Olympics. I watched 300 events. Not all unique events, as I did watch a few qualifiers and semifinals in addition to the medal events,… Continue reading Knitting Olympics: Closing Ceremony
(USOC can suck it, I’m keeping the title) It’s that time again! The Olympics kicks off tomorrow and I have set practically EVERYTHING to DVR! Which means I’ll be sitting in front of the TV a lot. Which means knitting is happening. This year I’m just gonna see how many socks I can crank out.… Continue reading Knitting Olympics
Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted, but I’ve been very busy knitting. A lot. And then once the knitting was over I had a mountain of chores and other errands to catch up on since I really didn’t do anything else but knit for 17 days straight. In my last post I outlined… Continue reading Victory Lap
Let the Games Begin!
Well, I guess they’ve already begun, but I’ve been too busy knitting to write a post about it until now. I’ve been participating in the Ravellenic Games since the opening ceremonies of the Olympics and if I continue to stay on pace I think could end up with 12 medals! For those of you who… Continue reading Let the Games Begin!