I'm not a big fan of the Olympics. I think the human drama of sport (mediated by TV) can be very captivating, but the Olympic industry is a big, corrupt, corporate phenomena that sells a lot of messages I don't support.
Knitters, I like. A lot. And I like the idea of the Knitting Olympics--taking a challenge and seeing it through. In Toronto, a knit happening town, there are a bunch of knitting olympians having a good time and this year I decided, the non-corporate, big, good knitters are people I could support; so I'm playing too.
My project? Skew--the Knitty Winter Surprise. I like the pattern and I have some Claudia's Handpaint in the stash. I never knit pattern socks; especially architecturally challenging socks and I never use Magic Loop (I'm all dpns, all the time) so this made for a challenge.
Socks might not be a challenge for some of you, but I have a full-time job, a bathroom that still needs to be finished, two kids and my mother is recuperating from a broken upper arm at our house. The next two weeks are busy enough without having plans to start and finish a pattern I have to pay attention to.
So far, it's coming along okay.
It's a long weekend and I had one of those cocky moments where I thought I might get these done a little early. That should bite me in the butt later...
Are you participating? Let me know your challenge--I'd love to hear it.