In 2006, I actually delayed starting a new job for 2 weeks to watch the Olympics. I sat knitting on my couch through the whole thing, not having any clue that there was a KNITTING OLYMPICS going on. Now there’s a sport I’d actually have a fighting chance in.
In 2008, I participated, but had to pull out of the race due to a rotator cuff injury. (all you non-knitting readers, including my family, go ahead and laugh. C’mon. Get it out of your system.)
In 2010, in front of a home crowd and now living with a person and a dog who both have no clue why I feel the need to a) watch the Olympics (both were warned about this obsession long before they moved in) and b) knit MORE than I do already, I am determined to finish.
I set myself what I felt was a decent challenge. Fiddlehead Mitts (rav link) in Tanis Fiber Arts Yellow Label yarn. I avoid colourwork like the plague. I love the look, but hate the process. Why? I like my knitting to flow and have a rhythm. When it doesn’t, I lose interest. For me, colourwork has always had a lack of rhythm. Lots of stops and starts, dropping one colour to pick up another. I just don’t like it. But I love these mitts. Tried on a finished pair at the Purple Purl and they fit perfectly. And I have never knit mitts for myself. At least none that actually cover my fingers. So. This was my challenge. And with my incredibly busy schedule at the moment, I was certain it would take me the full two weeks to finish.
I think I’ve figured the colourwork thing out. Just saying.
Both pairs. Both fully lined (it’s COLD up here). Both. While attempting to keep up the aforementioned crazy work schedule. Kind of feels like throwing in a quadruple axel in the last minute of the program. Hope I don’t pop the axel.