Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Cue the fanfare!

I have awarded myself a Knitting Olympics Gold Medal.

Did I finish the cabled sweater?


However, I learned a thing or two about Olympic scoring techniques while watching the ice skating events. If it works for them, it should work for me.

SO! Under the new scoring system instituted after the infamous "Shetland judge cheating scandal," my knitting project scored enough points in the "difficulty" and "style" categories to win the gold, despite a disasterous "fall" mid-sweater which required ripping back 6 inches on both the front and back. The two sleeves earned flawless scores in the "long program" and the body recovered to be complete to the underarms. The Gold Medal is mine.

OK, Team Sacramento, how did the rest of you do in your events?

Friday, February 10, 2006

The flame is lit!

Let the knitting begin! Does the flame look vaguely knitting needle-ish to you???

(Welcome to Team Sacramento, Emily and Elizabeth!)

Thursday, February 09, 2006

We're ready for Opening Ceremonies!

Team Sacramento is now listed as Official Knitting Olympics participants! Lizette, Cindi, Emmy, Betsy, Sandi, Elizabeth, and I are polishing our needles, patting our yarn, and eyeballing our patterns -- ready to cast on and Go for the Gold.

Or Knit for the Gold.

Or Just Knit.

Join us -- there's always room for more Sacramento-area Olympic Knitters!

Monday, February 06, 2006

Team Sacramento

OK, California is just too darned big for one knitting team. Sac Knitters, feel free to steal this button and join Team Sacramento with an entry in my comment section!

Knitting Olympics

In an effort to break my addiction to knitting Stitch Diva scarves and the accompanying compulsion to match every yarn I own with two other coordinates, I am hereby declaring for the Knitting Olympics. Go, Team California! ( Found the Team California button here.)

I'll be knitting a long-promised cable sweater in the Olympic spirit: lots of "toe loops," "camels," "triple axels," and I'm sure some other winter sports-related metaphors that will occur to me later.

As my reward for the successful completion of this event, I have three yarns selected to become my next Stitch Diva scarf.

Let the Games begin!