So I didn't get quite the start I was hoping for. I fell asleep nursing my son last night and woke up at 7:30 this morning! So all I got done yesterday is about 2 inches of the back of my shawl-collared cardigan. I've caught up a bit this morning but then was distracted by my DH who got up with Julian and spent the morning programming an Olympic Countdown Timer for me. See it there in my sidebar? It's so awesome. It will actually slowly change colour from green to yellow and finally to red towards the end of the games, instilling the appropriate level of panic! Thanks babe ;0)
We've been tweaking it all afternoon and then we had to take a Tim Horton's break for lunch so I didn't get back to the actual knitting until ... well I haven't yet. Yikes. I'm losing focus here. Gotto get back to it.
Oh, if you would like a copy of the timer script for your blog, leave your email in the comments (or email me at annypurls (at) hotmail (dot) com) and I'll send it your way.
And what's that shiny spot in my ball of yarn? Why it's my lucky toonie! A Canadian ice maker set a Canadian loonie (1 dollar coin) in centre ice in the last winter games in 2002. Canada went on the win the gold in both mens and womens hockey. Gretzky later credited it with the win and said it was destined for the Hockey Hall of Fame. Read more about it here.
To commemorate this, the Royal Canadian Mint is issuing a special lucky loonie. I haven't found one in my change yet so I improvised with a lucky toonie (Canadian 2 dollar coin). It should be twice as lucky, right?