Knitting Olympics.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 11:48 PM
The Knitting Olympics / Ravelympics / whatever you want to call them start this Friday. I've always participated. I've got a team canada jersey from four years ago, and this Friday I'll be casting on as part of team Naked Sheep.
I'm going to make the Moch Cardi, out of knitpicks Wool of the Andes. I've wanted to make this sweater for a while, since it was released. I'm excited to finally have an excuse to knit it, because I think it'll be a very wearable sweater.

However.
I'm feeling ambivalent about the whole deadline knitting concept this time around. I am always up for a challenge, but life is hard for me right now. I'm up to my ears in school, and while I'm not going to lie, I still fit in more knitting than I should in any given week, I'm still really busy. Yes, the Olympics fall at the beginning of reading week, so while I'll have more time then normal to knit, I also have a literature survey for my thesis due at the same time.

So yes I'm participating. I'm excited for the sweater, to spend time with my Naked Sheep teammates, and to brag to non-knitting friends about the knitting olympics (it always makes me look like an even bigger freak then I am to them!) But I'm not going to stress the deadline aspect. I'm not going to pull all nighters to finish the sweater, and I'm not going to put knitting ahead of grad school.

6 more months. I keep telling myself that.

3 comments

  1. Yvette Says:

    Makes sense to me.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    I really like when people are expressing their opinion and thought. So I like the way you are writing

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