Friday, January 27, 2006
2006 Knitting Olympics
For all you knitters and wannabe knitters, in case you haven't yet heard, the Yarn Harlot (Stephanie Pearl-McPhee) has instigated the 2006 Knitting Olympics, to take place during the XX Olympic Winter Games being held in Torino, Italy, February 10-26. Here's how she describes the Knitting Olympics:
Eligibility: Any knitter who, embracing the "Citius, Alitius Fortius" ideal, would like to challenge themselves while embracing the Olympic spirit, and is just whacked enough to play along with me.
Concept: You must cast on a project during the Opening Ceremonies of the Winter Olympics (Feb 10)- and finish before the Olympic flame goes out (Feb 26). That's 16 days.
Check out the Yarn Harlot's Knitting Olympics page for a full list of the rules and participants.
I have signed on to knit my very first sweater, a fairly simple pattern using two colors of yarn, for my 5 year old daughter Emma, which makes me a member of the:
It doesn't matter if you're a new or experienced knitter. Just set your own goal, and join in the Olympic spirit!