Well, to be honest, I HAVE knitted before. Way, way back in the early 80's I believe, when I made an rust and brown (well, I DID say it was early 80's didn't I?) afghan that took eons to complete. Perhaps that's why I haven't picked up needles since.
Anyway, it's all Sara's fault. She's the proprietor of Punkin's Patch, a blog I absolutely adore. She is an incredible sheep momma - and does it all. She can take wool from her very own uber-cute sheep and create a wonderful finished knitted piece including all the hard preparatory work in-between. When she posted about the Ravellenic Games, I just had to join up. I joined Ravelry (a huge online knitting/crocheting site), posted a project, linked it to their "Games" and Team My Favorite Sheep. We begin tomorrow at 10am Central Time (the actual time in Sochi when the Opening Ceremonies start... I guess I will have to just take my morning coffee break then). I have until the end of the Closing Ceremonies to finish my project. They will be handing out "medals" (blog badges) for anyone completing their own challenge. What a good way to get back into this hobby again!
So I went to Michael's and took advantage of their current sale on some beautiful yarn and used my 40% off coupon for a great pair of bamboo needles. Looks like I am all set.
|I think I need a bigger basket...|
Now all I need to do is
Learn. To. Knit. Again.
By tomorrow at 10 am. Oh yeah. I am just THAT crazy alright.
I'll keep you updated on how it goes...
Oh and whilst I knit, I can watch REAL athletes compete.
GO CANADA GO!!!!