Sunday, February 28, 2010

It's Done!!!! Go! Canada!

And not too soon. I would not have been able to knit during the hockey game today. That was an amazing game, with two absolutely terrific teams. It's too bad someone has to "lose", although I don't consider a silver medal a loss.
Wow! Am I proud to be a Canadian today!
I'm planning on relaxing and enjoying the closing ceremonies tonight.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


I'm sooo enjoying the Olympics, and the knitting!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Opening Ceremonies! WOW!

Spectacular! Knitting not so good! I managed to get started, but when I looked at it this morning, I realized one of the cable crosses goes the wrong way, so it will be ripped back to below the cable.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Olympic Fever - ish Knitting

Wow, it's finally here! And I am ready. I've reserved my place on the couch, and the remote, for the next two weeks. And the new flat screen TV was set up last night, so I get to watch the Olympic 2010 experience in HD! How lucky can you get!!!
My project is ready to go. I'll cast on when the opening ceremony begins - well I'll cast on during a commercial break, since I don't want to miss a single minute. I was there, when the torch came through our town, and I was soooooo moved.
As for my project, I've decided to try to knit a lace shawl, my first one. The pattern is in the winter/spring 2010 issue of Knitscene, and is called "Conifer Shawl" by Kate Gagnon Osborn. I have a beautiful Organic Wool (hand dyed) from Fleece Artist, in a wonderful greenish-blue colour. I've got a brand new circular needle, already uncoiled in a hot water bath, the pattern graphs have been enlarged, and I bought a brand new row counter, too. Yes, my basket has some basic supplies - scissors, needles, tape measure, snacks, and the tissues for all those emotional moments I know I'm going to have.

PS: I have a back-up shawl project, just in case this one proves too difficult during the games, or, heaven forbid, I get bored with this one. I'll fill you in on the back-up project tomorrow.