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Friday, February 10, 2006

Knitting Olympics Opening Ceremonies

Today is Opening Ceremonies for the Olympics! This means that its also Opening Ceremonies for the Knitting Olympics. I have to double check, but I believe that Stephanie said we could all cast on at 2:00PM EST as this would be the same time as the beginning of the Opening Ceremonies in Torino. The idea of 3300 knitters all casting on at the same time seems amazing. 3300 is the latest number of Olympic Knitters. (2400 being the number of Olympic Athletes.) For my own attempt at greatness, I will be knitting two pairs of socks (4 socks total) over the next 16 days. Above you see my choices. The first pair will be from the red yarn, knitting the Merino Lace Socks from IK Summer 2003, the second pair will be in the blue yarn, knitting Sockbug's River Rapids Sock. Ironically, both patterns are written for knitting on two circular needles and I will be using 5 double points. I've looked over the directions and I don't think I'll have any trouble translating them into DPN's. Both patterns have patterned charts, but I hope to have those memorized quickly. The Merino Lace Socks have several charts while the River Rapids socks have only one chart. I have swatched and gotten gauge for both patterns. The sock yarn and patterns, needles, counters and all the other necessary sock gadgets are waiting for me in a knitting bag. Let the games begin!

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck! Be sure to get plenty of rest and drink lots of liquids while the Olympic Knitting is going on! :) Mindy

10:12 AM  
Blogger Sedie said...

Good luck! Get your rest as necessary and exercise the fingers as needed. Can't wait to see the completed socks.

12:57 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

I'll be cheering you on! Consider me your personal cheerleader, lol!

1:37 PM  

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