Just call me Olga
Being cursed with the shoulders of a Russian shot putter should not give me pretentions of Olympic achievement. Since my kayaking days are long since over I'm running out of events I really could compete in.
If you haven't heard about this yet (where have you been?) then you can clickety click the button above to go to Stephanie's blog (Yarn Harlot) to find out all about it.
I know I've mentioned in other places that I wasn't going to join this, but I figured that since I'll be watching the Olympics anyway then I may as well have something to show for it at the end. I love watching the skating and I got hooked on the curling at the last one - Go Rhona! I also enjoyed the tea-traying event that got reintroduced, can't remember what it was called, but it basically involved lying head first on a tea tray and throwing yourself down the bobsled track.
Another reason for doing it is to get my cardigan done. Scarlett's birth has set me off in a girly baby knitting frenzy and sometimes I just can't help myself or stop. If I'm not forced to make my own stuff then I'll never get it done.
I'm designing it myself and will be making it out of the same yarn as the Flying Suit. I'm planning a fitted raglan cardigan, with a shawl collar. It will be long length (roughly mid-thigh) with curved fronts. I'm sure there are probably patterns out there similar to what I have in mind but I want it to be just right. I've called it "Does My Bum Look Big In This?" because that's the first thing I'll be asking when I try it on. Having the arse of an elephant on the torso of a midget doesn't help.
Of course there was then the dilemma of which team I was going to knit for. I already know of one act of treason - Shame on you Sharon!
With a button like this...
- Svetlana Vyaloctova, Team Angstylvania coach
Being a Blog-ho meant I couldn't help but sign up to the Team Knittyboard blog.
One team I didn't want to join, but think deserve a mention are
Other knitters I know (from my Blogs That Rock list) taking part are
so please visit them and cheer them on too.
Of course if you are just too damn lazy for something so energetic...