My challenge: to finish two shawls during the Ravelympics and knowing how I’m so easily distracted by, “ooh shiny and mmm sparkly…”, I had to focus and get these projects knitted and bound off before the flame died out. Things went according to plan (YAY!) even though my Milkweed shawl got off to a pretty rough start and had to be frogged 3 times before I got into the rhythm of the pattern.
My plan: To knit Traveling Woman and Milkweed, both triangular shawls for which I planned to use Handmaiden Casbah. Let me say, this gorgeous yarn didn’t disappoint at all. Squishy and soft, producing perfect stitch definition and excellent blocking results – that’s Casbah for you.
I signed up to be a part of two teams – Team Amiras (can’t forget my peeps) and of course, Team Canada (no brainer). My projects made it past the finish line and I think that I may have been able to get in another project before Feb 28. But I chose to sit back and relax with no knitting for a change and just enjoy these winter games. I am so glad that I did because the Men’s Hockey finals – that was a cardiac arrest waiting to happen!! Dramatic finish in Canada’s favor though, so all is well!!
Being a part of the community hosting these Winter Games just made everything seem so close and real. Something that we will never forget and I am so grateful that our kids got to experience first hand how our country came together through sport. Vancouver2010, we thank you.
ETA: Medals Won at the Podium, woo hoo!