Citius, Altius Fortius

The 2010 Winter Olympics begin tomorrow in Vancouver and I’m super excited. Not only am I an avid watcher of the Olympics, I participate in my own way.

Back in 2006, the Yarn Harlot challenged knitters across the world to undertake their own Olympic challenge, to tack a challenging project from start to finish within the 2 week time frame that the Olympics run. The rules were simple: Pick a project that will challenge you, but isn’t impossible to complete. Cast on during the opening ceremonies, cast off by the closing ceremonies. Push yourself and earn your own gold medal.

In 2006, I was still a relatively unadventurous knitter. I decided that I would tackle my first felted purse. Imagine my surprise when I knit the whole thing in 2 days, and had it felted within another 2. So much for challenge, eh?

This year, I plan to tackle a sweater for me. I plan to knit the Climbing Vines Pullover as featured in Interweave Knits Winter 2008.

I will be knitting my sweater out of Queensland Kathmandu, a wonderful Aran weight mix of Merino, Silk and Cashmere, in my favorite color, Teal.

The torch is almost lit… and away we go!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chery
    Feb 12, 2010 @ 03:37:04

    Beautiful pairing of yarn/color and pattern. Happy knitting.

    Reply

  2. Casey
    Feb 17, 2010 @ 15:23:36

    That looks like it will be gorgeous. I envy you crafty people, you know…

    Reply

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