Saturday, February 13, 2010

Knitting Olympians Beware!

This is my opening volley in the 2010 Knitting Olympics. I cast on during opening ceremonies and made it this far in 4 hours.... goal was to have one square (of 12) completed by the end of the program.

Here is where the warning to all Knitting Olympics participants comes in:

No one warns you that you are likely to get sidetracked by some of the most beautiful knitted wear (hats, sweaters, mittens) you are likely to ever see in one place in your life, thus virtually crippling you in the process of knitting your own item.

Did you see the team hats for countries like Andorra, Canada, the U.S., and Sweden??

Were you pausing your tivo to see if you could discern the stitch patterns on sweaters like those being worn by the US athletes??

Eeegad! I spent the entire morning online trying to find patterns for what I saw during the opening ceremonies.....

(turns out the team Andorra hats were made by a European company called Kama...found the pic on their website!)

Really, now I have to finish my block from last night AND complete another one for today!! (If I don't produce one block a day, there is NO WAY I will finish the project.)

Back to the needles!


auntieheatherknits said...

No wonder you were distracted! That is a gorgeous hat.

McVal said...

I'm rooting for you! Come on!!! You can do it!!!! File away the distraction!!! Even though it's gorgeous!
You can do it!