Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Going for Gold

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee has created the Knitting Olympics and challenged knitters to define their own event--a challenging-for-them project to be knit during the 2 weeks of the Olympic games. I think it's an irresistable idea . . . as did more than 600 other knitters–I don't think I've ever seen that many comments on a single blog entry.

Tonight I ordered yarn to make this shrug, designed by Mags Kandis, from Mission Falls book, East + West. I am NOT also knitting the shawl in the photo–I may be crazy, but I do have a day-job with a hot project deadine in mid-February. Speaking of which, today at the day-job, I introduced two of my knitting colleagues to the Yarn Harlot blog and convinced them to join me.

I think Melody Johnson summed it up best: As if I don't have enough to do. Yeah, she's in, too. It's an irresistable idea.

7 comments:

'Thought & Humor' said...
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Rian said...

Wow, Doctor Howdy--who knew.

Hey, I like the shrug. Very cute. Are you going to make it that color?

sophie said...

This yarn comes in a beautiful range of colors, but I went for a neutra called stone (actually the color of the shawl in the illustration). If I'm going to knit all those cables, I want to be able to see them.

Debra Spincic said...

You are obviously more than a novice knitter with those cables.

Good luck! I hope you win the Gold!

Gemia said...

I LOVE the shrug - please post pix when you've knitted it.

Kim said...

I can't believe I'm tempted to do this. I should have my head examined. But first, I'm going to the yarn store...

sophie said...

Debra, I used to be quite the skillful knitter, but I haven't been knitting much in years, so we'll see if I've bitten off more than I should have :-)

Kim, how can you not do this? It's irresistable.

Rian, If I manage to pull this off, of course there will be pictures.

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