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February 12, 2010

help me decide on a knitting olympics project
posted by soe 4:42 pm

It’s time yet again for the Winter Olympics, one of the rare moments when sport and crafting intersect.

I am taking part in two knitting-related events during the next 16 days. One is the Ravelympics, where I will be working on finishing some languishing projects in WiPsDancing as part of Team Madness in Progress (a team made up of those of us who will compete against each other in Sock Madness next month). These will be smaller projects that I’ve allowed to sit untouched for far too long — things like weaving in the ends of the mitts I’ve been wearing since October 1 and the crochet border on Mum’s birthday shawl.

The other event is the Yarn Harlot’s Knitting Olympics, where I’m hoping to make a sweater out of the 1200+ yards of Blue Moon Fiber Arts WooBu (a merino-bamboo blend) I bought at Sheep and Wool. (It’s the blue-grey yarn in the photo below.)

The Goods

ETA: Here’s a better shot of the yarn:


The question, though, is what to make with it. I have it narrowed down to four choices:

  1. Hey, Teach!
  2. Rosalind
  3. Shalom Cardigan
  4. CeCe (This is Rudi’s least favorite of the bunch because he’s concerned I will hate knitting the lace…)

Any thoughts on what I should spend the rest of the month knitting? Or what would best good on me?

I have competed in both knitting events before and have had a lot of fun with them. I’m hoping that taking part in both of them will lead to twice as much merriment and a lot of finished knitting come the extinguishing of the Olympic flame.

Category: knitting,sports. There is/are 4 Comments.

I actually like them almost in the order you listed them, swapping only 3 and 4. So, I guess that means “Hey Teach!” has my vote.

(In the interest of full disclosure, it’s also in my Ravelry queue, so I may be biased.)

Comment by sarah 02.12.10 @ 7:38 pm


Comment by Jenn 02.12.10 @ 9:43 pm

I really enjoyed Shalom Cardigan, but I know a lot of people who really liked Hey Teach too.

Comment by RandomRanter 02.12.10 @ 11:08 pm

I really like Hey Teach!

Comment by StephTheBookworm 02.13.10 @ 12:04 am