Monday, February 13, 2006

A last minute change in the Olympic line up

Just like the U.S. figure skating team, Michelle out and Emily in, I've had a quick change in my Olympic plans. Last week, I was planning on using a scarlet mohair for my shawl. However, everyone I've read on the subject of mohair wrote that frogging it was a real pain.

So, I practiced my pattern with Rowen Felted Tweed (color "herb" - green flecked with blue) and I fell in love with it. I had purchased the yarn for a shawl class at Stitches Midwest and it worked well but I never progressed beyond the mini shawl we made in the class. I'm liking it so far. Luckily I have enough for a shawl but not a sweater.

So in with the green, out with the red. My only problem once the Olympics began is that my parents are visiting and the cleaning and cooking and entertaining is cutting into my knitting time. Hmm, say goodbye to sleep.

I got this today in an email - enjoy and may the best teams win!

All the world competes
to bring home Olympic gold.
Let the Games begin!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

So, do the British really choose not to win gold medals?

According to Eddie Izzard, yes. I can only hope this applies to the Knitting Olympics as well. Tonight, I am not well. My husband and son have filled the house with germs and they found me. However, what's really making my head hurt is combining being ill, feverish and cold, with watching Eddie Izzard. I feel just bad enough to go to bed but he is so funny that I'm choosing to stay up. Now I'm not sure if I'm really dizzy or was it the excessive laughing until my throat hurts.

I just got around to watching "Dressed to Kill" and in searching for information, I ran across this bit of trivia. I didn't even realize I had a line to live up to.

"I'm covered in beeeeees!"

Which Eddie Izzard line are you?
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Try it yourself! I'll be knitting more of My Blue Sweater and then off to bed.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Sign me up for Team Minnesota

It's 18 degrees F. right now and I think that confirms my choice of Team Minnesota. Now that I've officially joined, it's time to find a button. Minnesota Nice demands that I work this out on my own but I will probably ask my daughter to help me.

Since my household succumbed to some weird variation of the flu this weekend (but most recovered in time to watch the Super Bowl - Yea, Steelers! Go Black and Gold!), I had a little quiet time. Instead of picking up the Blue Sweater, I found up a great bag that I started knitting this fall - a beautiful beaded chunky bag from 25 Bags to Knit - and got about halfway when I realized I can't find all the yarn. I kept one ball out and put the other yarn away I know not where. Yikes. This must be where pride goeth.