Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Knitting World Cup

I have a dirty little secret. I don't like soccer. Actually, I'm not big on professional sports altogether, but soccer, well it's really not in my Canadian blood. I mean, we don't even have a team in the tournament! But the Knitting World Cup, well how can I resist that! Just like the Knitting Olympics, the idea is to choose a personally challenging project, cast-on at the beginning of the tournament (June 9) and cast-off by the end (July 9). I'm sooo in! So what will I be knitting? Hmmm...

Bernat Satin stash yarn

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Mason*Dixon Knitting Mitred Blanket

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classic nursery rhymes

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an activity blankie for my Jubilee Bubilee!

My idea is to make a (much smaller) version of the Mason*Dixon mitred blanket and then knit and add-on activities inspired by classic nursery rhymes. Some I've thought of already: Humpty Dumpty on a brick wall, lost kitten mittens, a cow jumping over the moon, five little piggies glove puppet, Jack Horner's pie with pull out plum, etc. Of course I don't know if these knittables will actually work out so I need a longer list of ideas to choose from so if your wheels are turning too, please share ;0)


Oh, and be sure to visit Yarn Monkey if you want in to the Knitting World Cup too (I just visited and noticed there are some rules on how to incorporate an existing project as part og the challenge. Cast-on is this Friday.

That means 2 more days including today to finish up some gift knitting first. I've got to finish the second bunny cardi and one skein wonder for my niece. I'm planning on dropping all three off on the weekend so my brother-in-law and niece can bring pack the gifties in their suitcases when they fly off to Algeria to meet my sister and nephew on Tuesday (or is it Wednesday?). And Helene (my sis), if you're reading this, I got your message and I love and miss you lots too! Gros bisou ;0)

Well then, better get knitting ...

11 comments:

  1. Another brilliant idea of yours. I do have some nursery rhymes you could incorporate such as I'm A Little Teapot, Hickory Dickory Dock, and Incy Wincy Spider. I will now have to go and check out the world cup comp. I too do not really like soccer, but I do watch the AFL which is Aussie Rules Football occassionally, even the Grand Final of it.

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  2. How about Jack and Jill, 3 Blind Mice, and there's always Mary, Mary quite contrary and her garden.

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  3. I can't wait to see progress on this! Beautiful!

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  4. Bonne chance! Good luck with your project! :)

    Isabelle aka Tricotine

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  5. Wow, that will be awesome! Good luck! Can't wait to see it.

    I almost signed up, myself...until I realized just how busy I'll be with my day-job!

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  6. I was thinking about Hickory Dickory Dock too. Julian could learn to tell time with that one! You could also do Little Bo Peep and randomly knit sheep onto the blanket and he could find 'em. Miss Muffet needs a spot too!

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  7. How about Baa Baa black sheep.

    Love the array of colors for the blanket. I have a not-so-secret secret ... I don't like ANY sports! Good luck in the Knitting World Cup. I have too much going on right now to sign up, so I'll be cheering for ya.

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  8. Hello from a fellow World Cup Knitter.... and one that isn't that much into soccer either! :) I really love your project- bonne chance!

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  10. I can't wait to see the finished piece!

    I just got my act together and signed up for the Knitting World Cup, and I was wondering if I could snag your graphic to post in my blog. I would be really grateful, if that's okay.

    Thanks!

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  11. I think the blanket is a really great idea, good luck with it.

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