Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Hmmm.

Hmmm. I've just thought of a project that just might fit the bill for the Knitting Olympics. I have two skeins of alpaca from our favorite Minnesotan Alpaca farmers, enough to do a hat. I'd like to incorporate some fancy color work, perhaps even the technique featured in the new Vogue Knitting, the name of which escapes me. It would be a challenge in that it's a new technique, and I would design it myself from the top down, due to uncertain yarn needs. Yet, it would be small enough to finish in 16 days, provided designing goes well and correctly. Hmmmm.

Does the designing and/or writing of pattern count in the 16 days? Or can I do that before/after?

Does anyone know where I can get some knitting steroids?

Bandwagon, stop! Wait for me! I must jump on!

6 comments:

Jenn said...

I think designing the pattern before is part of the rules, since you're supposed to cast on during the opening ceremonies. Plan at will!

La said...

Hey, here's my hand! Hop on in. Also, Jen's designed a whollotta olympic buttons, come snag one!

Amy said...

I would count designing as training, so you can do it in advance.

Dixie said...

As ever, you're inspiring me to be a better knitter so I'm joining up too. Nothing too ambitious but since I'm the slowest of the slow knitters it'll take me all sixteen days to finish a simple baby blanket.

Procrastiknitter said...

I agree that designing is training. I'm still having to work on my afghan and am looking for somethign small to do, but a hat sounds good. I have some beautiful alpaca myself that I'm thinking about making a purse out of eventually. Good luck!

Gwen said...

I agree designing is your training and you should be ready to cast one during the opening ceremonies.

I, unfortunately, will not be able to join in on the Olympics. I, at some point, need to find time to pack up all of my junk...

Good Luck. Can't wait to see how it turns out.