Tomorrow (!) is the Olympic Opening Ceremonies, marking the beginning of both the London Games and my every-evening-on-the-couch-watching-the-coverage marathon. And you know what that means: premium knitting time.
Preparation is key. My daughter E and I are swatching up our projects so that we can have the proper needles, yardage, instructions, etc., all within our reach.
Her project: a deep pink scarf knit in garter stitch. She wanted to make sure that she could focus on the competition without missing a beat on her knitting, so garter stitch it is. Her backup project, in case she finishes it before the end of the Olympics, is to crochet more shoelaces.
I’m thinking of knitting Teknika, a clever pattern for gloves with conductive thread on the finger and thumb so you don’t have to take them off to use your smart phone in the winter. It’s a brilliant idea, and I’m dying to try them because 1) my hands are always cold in the winter, and 2) I hate removing my gloves to use my phone when the temperature dips below the freezing mark.
On the extreme off-chance I finish them (and these are my first pair of gloves that I’ve ever knit, so I’m trying to factor in messing up/frogging/reknitting time), I’m eyeing Bigger on the Inside. It’s a shawl, and I have no idea how to wear a shawl so that I won’t look like a wizened old granny straight out of Grimm’s fairy tales. But if you click on the link and check out the photos, I like how she drapes it scarf-style around her neck. It looks so warm… and I need warm in the winter.
Are you going to watch the Olympics this summer? Got any knitting/crafting plans during the Games?
I had just finished writing this post and I got the nicest surprise in my email from Melanie at the Coffee Club and Me blog.
She’d nominated me yesterday for the “One Lovely Blog” award — Melanie, thank you so much! (By the way, you should click over to her blog. Seriously. Funny gal, funny stories, and great book reviews. Did you click? It’s awesome, no?). I’m heading back there after posting this to check out the other blogs she nominated.
I’ve written before about how much I appreciate being nominated for a blog award. Getting a shout-out from a fellow blogger is as sweet as finding a pristine, jumbo-sized chocolate bar in your freezer that your kids overlooked and your husband forgot about. Even better, discovering new blogs recommended by a writer you already enjoy is as fantastic as having a personal shopper ransacking the clearance racks for you.
So in honor of the “expand-your-own-personal-blogosphere” nature of these awards, I’m going to add more blogs to the blogroll in the sidebar. For random facts about me, just click on my “About” page here, and as a permanent thank you to Melanie for making my day, I’ve included the award here.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!