Ravelympics. Where ravelers pick a challenging project to cast on during the opening ceremonies with the attempt to complete before closing ceremonies, thus, competing. Rule is that it must be a challenging project, but not unattainable.
How about I knit a sweater in 17 days? The fastest I have ever knit a sweater was the Starmore Aran sweater I knit for J last year, in a month and a half. I’ve wanted to knit the February Lady Sweater for quite some time now, but felt that I had too many projects rolling around in my brain to start. I suspect that making a sweater in 17 days might be a challenge, but since opening ceremonies start during my vacation, and 2 of those days will be car or plane rides, I think I could manage it. So I will compete this year, in the Sweater Sprint.
Swatching before opening ceremonies is considered “training” so that will be done ahead of time, probably when I finish Bug’s pinwheel sweater. Games commence during opening ceremonies Beijing time. I will be on the east coast at that point, so I can cast on at 8 AM on 8-8-08. Shall we look at my gear?
Dream in Color Classy, Beach Fog. Appropriate name considering where I will be when I cast on.
Let the games begin!