Friday, February 12, 2010

It's Olympic knitting time!!

The laundry is done.  The house is as tidy as it can be really with 2 boys barreling around.  The hubby is on a two week paternity leave starting today at 5pm.  The take out order has been placed for tonight.  Friends and relatives have been notified of my hermit status for the next 2 weeks.  And my Ravelympics project is on standby...


That's right!  It's Olympic knitting time bay-bee and I can barely contain all my excitement:  all that knitting, all that cheering, all that pride in hosting the games, all that guilt-free telly watching for hours on end while completely ignoring all household chores....  Just bliss!

I'll be competing in the sweaterboard event on Ravelry and attempting to knit a (heavily modified) Sesame cardigan for myself from stash Rowan All-Seasons cotton and another mini version for Abbey in 17 days.

Can barely wait until 9 tonight to cast on!  These will be the best games ever!!

Go, Canada, Go!

64 comments:

  1. Happy Ravelympics! Nice pattern! What a great idea to knit a mother-daughter combo! Have fun! The buttons are so pretty! Where did you find them?

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  2. Thanks Maryse! The buttons are from etsy here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/stefaniexu

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  3. Anonymous12:47 AM

    although i have "watched" with excitement previous Knitting Olympics events, i have not yet represented my country...and i would LOVE to this time round, but i misssed the cast on opening ceremonies (due to a previous engagement)... does anyone know enough about the official rules to know if this disqualifies me from participating? do they do "late entries" in the olympics???
    christine m. east of toronto

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  4. You can totally do late entries... you just can't do late finishes, LOL! Just open a new project in Ravelry and enter the tag "ravelympics2010"

    Good luck!

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  5. I had been a longtime lurker on your blog before your break last February. I would periodically check back in the hopes that you'd posted again. We are Ravelry "friends" (I am LGordon555) and was so excited to see your new baby in projects there. Imagine my excitement when a blog friend pointed me back to your latest posts here. I am really happy that you are posting and knitting again. Your projects have always inspired me! :)

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  6. Thanks for posting a link for the buttons! They're beautiful and just what I was looking for to complete a project. Good luck with the Olympic knitting! Looking forward to pictures of the finished projects.

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  7. Those buttons are adorable. Can't wait to see the finished object.

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  8. Anonymous5:03 PM

    i keep coming back to this post, cos i think those buttons are an absolute work of art! i must get my hands on some!
    christine m. east of toronto

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  9. Anonymous7:51 PM

    OMG, you're back. I've checked every couple of weeks since last February, hoping you'd return. (Actually, I'm old, an anxious type and not technologically savvy, so I was hoping you'd just sign on and say you weren't dead in a ditch somewhere, which is what a blogland silence always makes me fear.)
    Congratulations on your lovely daughter, and I hope you can blog often. Yours is beautiful work.

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  10. Anonymous8:50 PM

    i can't wait to see your finished project!
    christine m. east of toronto

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  11. I'm so glad you're back! We've all missed you! I've refused to delete your blog from my Favorites list - just kept checking for you. My daughter is Abby (short for Abigail - because my middle name Gail) and my beautiful granddaughter that I now knit for is Ariel! Don't you love names! Anyway, welcome back - glad to share your life again!

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  12. I am so glad you are back to blogging... miss you! Congratulations for your new baby girl! take care,
    Paty

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  13. Anonymous4:24 PM

    hey anny p! hope everyone is well.... joyeuses pâques!
    christine m. east of toronto

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  14. anny~
    It is so nice to see you back in blogland! Congrats on your beautiful girl!! Hope all is well~

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  15. Oh wow! I walk away for a minute, come back to peek to see if you have posted and there's a slue of posts and a new baby girl! Congratulations!! It's so nice to see you, your boys (and girl) and your knits! I hope you stick around!! :)

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