Friday, February 12, 2010

Knitting and the Olympics

When I am not doing my activities related to triathlon, hiking, running, etc, my parental duties, or any socializing, I am usually knitting or reading in my down time or tv watching time (or ignoring my house chores time). I have been knitting since I was 10. It is just something I do, a part of who I am. In the crazy knit blogging world we have a Knitting Olympics during the Winter Olympics. This year I am taking the plunge and joining in on the fun. Here is the pledge: from the Yarn Harlot's blog

The Knitting Olympics Athletes Pledge I, a knitter of able hands and quick wits, to hereby swear that over the course of these Olympics I will uphold the highest standard of knitterly excellence.I will be deft of hand and sure of pattern, I will overcome troubles of yarn overs and misplaced decreases. I will use the gifts of intelligence and persistence (as well as caffeine and chocolate) and I will execute my art to the highest form, carrying with me the hope for excellence known to every knitter.I strive to win. To do my best, and to approach the needles with my own best effort in mind, without comparing myself to my fellow knitters, for they have challenges unique to them.While I engage in this pursuit of excellence and my own personal,
individual best, I also swear that I will continue to engage with my family in conversation, care for my pets, speak kindly with those who would ask me to do something other than knit, and above all, above every stitch thrown or picked, above every cable, every heel stitch, every change of colour, I swear this: That I will remember that this is not the real Olympics, that I'm supposed to be having fun and that my happiness and self-worth ride not on my success....but on my trying.Let the games begin!

So what will I be knitting???? Well for the Olympics you must be
starting something new as of the torch being lit. So I will either knit
this vest in a blue yarn that I have or these socks in a crazy multicolored yarn that I have. Also while I
am working on the new item and trying to get it done in 17 days, I will be
working to finish my
current project in the same time frame. I have
the back and one front done of the Nantucket jacket, so another front and 2
sleeves to go! I will take some pictures of all of it. Knitting fun

On the exercise/training front.... shoveling snow.... snow ball fight with my daughter and we had a nice walk through DEEEEEEEEEEEEPPPPPPPP snow that was fun and then a walk to the grocery store (we just had to get out of the apartment). I did some stuff with the Wii fit and I did some yoga and stability ball stuff too. Today I am back at work, so I am going to the fitness center this evening. I hope to get a run of substance on the treadmill. SUNDAY I hope to get to swim practice. FINALLY... It has been 2 weeks since I swam last. I hope to get back to normal routine soon!

Happy Weekend to All!!!


  1. oooh maybe i'll work on the scarf that i'm knitting while watching the olympics. great idea

  2. Love the vest! (I'm not much of a sock knitter though - so there's my bias.) Have fun. Sounds like you're doing a great job of balancing it all. (Well- except the two weeks without swimming which, for me, is the exact right balance in the winter. :D)