Saturday, August 09, 2008

Let the games begin!

Last night I had the good fortune of getting to watch the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics with several of the lovely ladies of BobaKnit (Jeni, Juls, Julia, Jill, (popular J name night!) Lisa, Linda, Sheetal, and Margit) at the Firehouse Grill in Sunnyvale.

We had such a good time watching the dazzling opening ceremonies followed by the parade of nations.

Lisa, Jill and Linda knitting away

Sheetal, Julia and Jeni

As well as watching Lisa enjoy her Cosmopolitans

Lisa and Cosmo #2

Or Jeni
fixing her increases/decreases on her baby surprise jacket. Or Lisa's cup of cream with a little bit of coffee.

Our waiter had a great sense of humor.

Me? I was able to cast on my new project for the
Ravelympics, a pair of basic socks out of my Vesper sock yarn in the Aqua Melon colorway. Pretty bright stuff, but I think they'll be gorgeous. I've made really good progress on them, I'm hoping to be to the heel by the time I go to sleep (I had a reaaaally long nap this afternoon, the price I pay for getting up early this morning to head to the Scrapbook Expo by 9am).

Current state of my Olympic sock.

I keep imagining a chevron type pattern being really good for this yarn, but I figured there was really no way I was going to have time to do the WIP wrestling I need to do and bust out a pair of socks in anything but a vanilla sock pattern. Hell, I've been knitting my flipping
Hedera socks since April 1st but I've been putting them aside quite frequently for new and shiny things, like my Froot Loop socks (damn, still need to blog about them), chicken potholders (dudes it's been 4 days and no more chickens, be proud of my will power), baptism gift (did I blog this? I doubt it. Another thing to toss on the to-do pile), Goddess Knits Mystery Shawl (I'm finally over halfway through with clue 3. I should put it on a bigger needle/two circulars so that I can take a progress photo of it. I have yet to take any photos of this project. I think it would be a great motivation for myself to keep going, because right now it feels like a black hole of lace. I kind of want to finish this for my cousin's wedding, but that's September 6th and I'm already WIP wrestling another project(s) that I need to finish soon. Damn work getting in the way of crafting time.)... I love the Hedera pattern though, it's simple and damn gorgeous. And I love the Devon colorway from Lorna's Laces. But I had to limit my goals for the Olympics knowing how much I work.

Ah well, it was a fun evening and I'm making progress. Go team USA! Go team BobaKnit!

Knit on!

1 comment:

hakucho said...

Good luck with your ravelympic socks. Love the stripes...very bright and cheery :)