Friday, February 10, 2006

Do you hear the Olympic theme?

I have finally entered the Olympic Village: I picked up my 10 skeins of Noro yesterday (the UPS man dropped it off at my lys at 2:45, and I was there at 3:10!) and I am ready for tonight's opening ceremonies--well, as ready as I am going to be! I haven't practiced the entrelac, as I wanted to, and I haven't swatched; I am going to have complete faith that I will pick up entrelac as I go through this project and I have read enough blogs to hope that the Silk Garden on size 8s will be fine! My goal for tonight is modest: knit the base triangles as well as tier 1 and 2. Since we could cast-on at 2:00 pm anyone's time, I will sneak my 56 stitches on my addi's at 2:00, to participate with my fellow Olympians. However the remainder of the knitting will take place this evening!
This was posted on the Harlot's Page . . .
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

1 Comments:

Blogger Stephanie said...

What colorway did you get??

I'm starting to really want to try an entrelac project in Silk Garden. That's what I used for my practice when I learned entrelac & thought it was beautiful - now I want to try a full sized project. It's a perfect way to show off the yarn.

2/10/2006 7:02 PM  

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