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!


P. A. Moed said...


Too bad I've already started a poncho that's setting a record for the most skeins I've ever used to knit a project! At the rate I'm going, it will be ready by the 2008 games.

Patricia said...

can you crochet?? I'm really good at that, but not a great knitter, and...I'd like to make a blanket for....myself...this sounds like fun. Thanks Sharon.

Patricia said...

and I'm tagging you!!! so honey, post 10 interesting things about yourself, and tag someone else...I can't wait to read what you come up with...xoxoxoxox

Sharon Hurlbut said...

Patti - sounds like you have your hands full with the poncho, though maybe you could start another project just to take your mind off it ; )

Patricia - Ooh, thanks for tagging me! I haven't learned to crochet yet, but I'd like to. I have hooks and everything, just haven't gotten around to it. I believe someone may have started a crochet Olympics, too, but I'm not sure. A blanket sounds like a great project!

Faith said...

Hi! I'm knitting my first sweater too, and am hosting a knit along. Check it out and leave a comment if you want to join!