Friday night found me and about 50 knitters at the Duke of York pub kicking off the Olympic knitting festivities. I didn't bring my camera, but you can look at pictures here and here. They sum up the evening pretty well. But Steph, we weren't really having fun, we just put on a good show. Toronto knitters are
hilarious, partiers boring.
And, while there, I found my role in these Knitting Olympics--technical support. Every athlete has a team of coaches, psychologists, managers and others supporters who help them through the games. At the pub I counselled a few people regarding the tough question of whether to rip or ignore (rip--sure you want it done in 16 days but you want to like it too) and helped another knitter with her first provisional cast on. I even took my own advice and stopped knitting when I realized the beer might impede my progress. Probably just in time.
So Olympic Knitters: If you require assistance of a technical or psychological nature, please email me and I'll do my best to help you out.
Feeling like you won't finish? We'll design a finishing plan--plans make you feel better even if they are impossible.
Wondering how many beers you can drink before it messes with the knitting? We can go to the pub and figure that out.
Not sure if you should rip? Let's see if we can find a cheat that no one will notice or I can (virtually) hold your hand and pull that yarn.
Family/friends questioning your sanity? Write me and I'll send them some nasty email telling them to leave you alone--it's only 16 days and then things will return to whatever they were before (I don't want to use normal because, well, I don't want to judge).
So email me with your questions, concerns, rants etc. The best questions will be posted here over the next two weeks. And if no one writes, I'll just make stuff up.