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Tuesday, August 02, 2016

That Weird Red Hybrid Thing

Whatever it is, it's bigger now!  I'm 26 repeats in at this point.  You can see how long and narrow it is.  I'm going to block it wider when I'm finished knitting it, to open the lace, but it's possible that it might pull itself back to a narrow shape by its own weight when I'm wearing it.  I'm OK with that.  I plan on looping it multiple times around my neck so I don't trip over it.

On an unrelated note, I'm trying to decide if I'll do the Ravellenic Games this year.  I've knit along with the Olympics every year since the Yarn Harlot came up with the idea.  I don't always do the "official" KAL (and if I do a project or two for the games I probably won't participate officially this year either, primarily because I don't feel like jumping through a lot of hoops right now, I just want to knit).  I think my indecision is based partly on these games themselves:  I really feel like the IOC and Brazil have dropped the ball this time around, at the athlete's expense.  The advertisers, the IOC, and the other commercial interests will walk away with a paycheck, but the athletes are being housed in unsafe dormitories and asked to compete in unsafe and downright disgusting conditions.  Survival Skills isn't an Olympic event.  There are a few events I will watch, but at this point I'm not planning on my All-Olympics-All-The-Time viewing schedule.  On the other hand, I will be knitting anyway during the time the games are going, even if I'm watching Netflix instead of the games.  I'm obviously still waffling about what I want to do.

Anyone else going to knit with the games or still deciding?

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Blogger Merry Karma said...

We feel the same way that you do about these Olympics. I think it is very irresponsible and downright disrespectful in the spirit of the Olympics to put people knowingly in harm's way. I know my ancestors who started the Olympics are none to happy about this issue.

I will probably watch a couple of events, but I too need a deadline knitting break right now. I think I will try to finish as many WIPs as I can, while probably adding a few to the list. (I am a bit of a yarn floozy, after all.) I have lots of movies to watch on my Netflix queue too.

2:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think your commentary on this summer's games is spot on. I am not planning on watching anything. What a disgusting display of what the Olympics are NOT about.

3:04 PM  

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