ECF…

…the one with the aftermath.

Aftermath

This photo is all RR – he took this after the parades in Chinatown on the 14th.  I wasn’t even there to suggest it!  (but I’ll steal it for eye candy friday! lol)

Olympic update:  Back is done, two fronts have 10″ done (I’m doing them two at a time), I have an arm, blocking, a button band/collar and sewing to do.  I don’t think I’m going to finish Twist by Sunday night but I’m going to get as much done as possible!

Ten on Tuesday…

…the one with all the…can’t you see I’m knitting?

Intent Observation
Jazzy – keeping an eye on the neighbors.  ;o)

There isn’t an official topic (again) this week, so I’m coming up with my own topic (Carole and our band of rebels have a topic but since I’m knitting for the Olympics and that’s kind of what’s on my mind right now, I’m going to go with what I’m obsessing about in the interest of not taxing my brain this week). So, without any further ado:

10 Things to Say to Your Family While Knitting for the Olympics (the predecessor of this post is here, btw. I went through this once before, remember? Don’t ask me why I decided to do this a second time.  I think, like childbirth, the memory of the pain lessons after the passage of time.  It’s either that or I’ve completely lost my mind.  shut. up. ;op ).

1. Hi. Why are you staring at me?

2. No, I can’t cook you dinner. Here’s twenty bucks for a pizza.

3. No, I don’t care what you get on the pizza.

4. No, REALLY. I don’t care! KNITTING here!

5. Why is Mommy crying?  Because she loves knitting.  A lot.

6.  YES, we are watching ice skating.  No, I don’t care if you like it.

7. Are you going to fast forward through these commercials or am I going to stab you with a double point?

8. Wait.  What?  NO I CAN’T GO PICK UP THE PIZZA!

9.  Stop whimpering, I didn’t yell *that* loudly.

10.  This will all be over on Monday.  (Yes, this Monday.)

So tell me, how is your Olympic knitting coming along?  ;o)

It’s that time again…

…time for thousands of Olympic athletes to descend upon Vancouver and battle it out for gold.

…and time for thousands of knitters’ families to abandon all hope of clean laundry, hot meals in a timely manner and vacuumed living room floors for 16 days.  Why?  Because we. are. knitting.

I am signed up for the WIP category in the Ravelympics, I’m hoping I will finish Twist.  So far I have a sleeve and 6 inches of back to show for my efforts – want to see?  I thought you might so I took pictures.  ;o)

The back of the sleeve cap  that I finished during the Opening Ceremonies (about 4″ of knitting):

Knitting Olympics Progress 02-12-10 - sleeve cap

The back of the sweater so far (6″):

Knitting Olympics Progress 02-14-10 - the back

both pieces so far:

Knitting Olympics Progress 02-14-10 - so far

See?  6 inches done.  I just wish the measuring tape wasn’t so darned happy about it.  I’d like to see more inches there…:

Knitting Olympics Progress 02-14-10

A close up of my stitch markers because I couldn’t resist – they’re so CUTE!  Plus, they make my sweater look very patriotic, don’t they?  ;o)

Knitting Olympics Progress 02-14-10 - stitch markers

So, now you have my update so far – I’m pretty confident that I’ll either come very close to finishing or will finish prior to the flame going out – barring any unforseen tax preparation emergency or project bag necessity.  I participated in the Knitting Olympics the last time the Winter games were played in 2006 and managed to finish on the last day of the Olympics (a little late, but finished) – though that time I was knitting a sweater with a hood.  I’m smarter this time around.  I’m doing a collar.

If you are interested, you can find my posts regarding the last time I played Olympic games by clicking here.  I’ll try to have another update soon!  At the very least, my blog anniversary is coming up and it’s a big one so there will be a contest this week!

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