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Friday, February 12, 2010

Call Me Crazy...

but I didn't just decide to join Stephanie in the 2010 Knitting Olympics.

No...I'm crazier than that.

I also joined the Team Stashdown on Ravelry to participate in WIP Dancing in the Ravelympics. I'm going to try to finish (ok...I'm not kidding myself or you, here, I'm going to work feverishly to finish a WIP - one that's in my BOS *Basket of Shame*)

So I'm sure now you're dying to know what I'll be working on?

Ok. In The Knitting Olympics, I'm going to make Corazon. I saw those cute little hearts on those two-color mittens and could not get them out of my mind. So I did buy for this event (I shoot me!) two skeins of Paton's Classic Wool in red and cream.

I also had to pick up a set of dpns in size 4, but listen, I was able to resist the $11 (per ball!) yarn at my LYS to make these (it would have taken 3!) and instead used two coupons to buy this wool for less than the cost of the one ball...surely that helps to offset the violation of my original intention?

If not? Pffft!
(Besides if I find that I love color knitting? I'm going back to GET that yarn and make these again in a different color combo. Shhh...)

I mentioned to at least one person that part of the reason I want to make Corazon mittens is because it's Heart Month, and because this year makes 10 years as a heart attack survivor. Good enough reason to spend just a little for these cuties, eh?

Then, because I'm a glutton for punishment, in the Team Stashdown competition on Ravelry, I'm determined to make good progress on Helsinki. Ok, I'd love to FINISH! It's more than time. I'd have loved to be wearing it during these months since Roanoke apparently decided to vie for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games site!
(Do you think we have a snowball's chance in ???) teehee

So...are you ready? Are you in? If not, what's holding you back?

As they say, "let the games begin" indeed!


Anonymous twinsetellen said...

Go, Sallee, go!

I'm in on the Ravelympics with a couple of projects, but decided that I didn't have the heart to take on another project for Stephanie's. It was fun getting together tonight with a buddy and casting on.

I hope you enjoy the colorwork - next year we'll have you doing Bohus knitting!!!

2:28 AM  
Blogger Ruinwen said...

Wow! Good luck with both projects! I can't wait to see the mittens...and it wouldn't it feel great to finish a WIP! *hugs* :)

I'll be rooting for you!

8:54 AM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

You go, girl! I'll be cheering you on, while I knit like the wind myself. You can do it!!

11:43 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

You're going to be very busy!! Paton's is an all around great yarn. Just don't wash them! I started those mittens in gray and yellow and frogged them. No good reason. I still may knit them and I love those colors I had too.
I'm staying out of the Ravelympics but having my own personal one while I finish the Inishmore sweater in my own record time!!

1:28 PM  

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