09 February 2006
Gratuitous knitting content in honor of the Knitting Olympics
I'm not participating, but this is what I'll be knitting during the time frame.
I decided not to participate for several reasons.
First, I've been knitting longer than some of the knitters involved have been breathing. Yep, I was knitting back when you were a twinkle in your parents' eyes. "Is that because you started knitting at an early age, or are you just plain OLD?" Yes to both. One does not become a Knitting Goddess overnight, you know. So, the point is, I've already knit to insane deadlines. I've already knit all manner of things: lace, cables, intarsia, felted (on purpose and by accident). I've designed. I've probably forgotten more of my knitting projects than I remember at this point. The K.O. just seemed like more of the same.
Next, it would be incredibly self-indulgent. I'd looooove to hide away with my knitting while the kids unschool themselves for a while. Heck, we could even try un-parenting! And meals? Well, there's a Panera's just a couple of miles away, and there are sidewalks and only one really busy intersection -- if they start early they could make it there by lunchtime. See how I'm falling down this rabbit hole of temptation?
Finally, if everyone's knitting like crazy, who is going to have time to cheer on the teams? My favorite group is Team Wales "The Jamaican Bobsledders of the Knitting World". But my favorite button is Sara's in Classical Greek (alas, I haven't figured out how to get it on here; it is soooo cool).
Unrelated note: I'm not sure what that is sprouting next to the sock. I think it looks like a hyacinth, don't you? That's the thrill of moving in the fall -- you have no idea what will sprout up in the spring. That red mulch has got to go, though.