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False start

For several weeks, I have been toying with the idea of participating in the Ravelympics this year.  The basic concept behind the Ravelympics is to challenge oneself to start and finish a fiber related project during the duration of the Olympic games.  Cast on during the opening ceremonies and bind off before the end of the closing ceremonies.

I have been thinking how awesome it would be to start and finish my Wave Blanket from my 10 in 2010 list during the Winter Olympics.  While considering challenging myself to this venture, I have been flip-flopping back and forth between “I can do this!!” and “What the $%*# am I thinking?!”.

Well, I have been practically snowed in for the past two days, which has meant not having to go to work (woohoo!), and have been without internet and cable since Wednesday afternoon, which has meant quite a bit of knitting time (double woohoo!).  I finished not only one hat for my new nephew but two!!  Both patterns are from the Itty-Bitty Hats book I spoke about in my last post.  Once I get some decent photographs, hopefully on the head of the intended recipient, I will share those with you.

Anyway, the point is that all this knitting got me a little excited, knitting crazed if you will.  I was so excited, in fact, that I just could not wait to cast on for my Wave Blanket…

Consequently, the point of whether to attempt the project for the Ravelympics is now a moot point.

I’d still like to try to finish it before the Olympic flame is extinguished on February 28th, but, rather than becoming an official entry in the competition, my blanket will now simply be my constant companion during my obsessive watching of the Olympic coverage.  It is, I have to say, a great project for knitting while watching the Olympics – simple enough to allow me to look up during the short action sequences but interesting enough to look at during the endless boring commentary…

I cannot wait to settle into some knitting during the coverage of the opening ceremonies this evening!!  Perhaps with some hot tea and cookies…  Squee.