Well, for me and those in my time zone (Atlantic) who are partaking in the Knitting Olympics, it has been nearly 10 hours since we were allowed to cast on. Quite honestly, I did not hear fireworks, nor applause, nor cheering, nor did I see throngs of fans outside my window encouraging me on in my attempt to go for the gold. What's up with that???!!
I suppose there are those who will think I'm some sort of geek or just plain off my rocker, but that is their opinion. Ok, so I probably am a geek and I just might be off my rocker, but since when has that stopped me from doing something? Ok, ok, so I admit that it may have stopped me from doing things in the past, but they won't knock me down this time!
To the left, you will see my humble beginnings of my endeavor to do my part for our "little get together" called the Knitting Olympics. As you can see, my yarn is peach, but looks sort of off white on my screen. I'm using my 5.0 mm (size 8 US) bamboo needles, and a cable stitch holder/needle/thingamajigger. The pattern I chose is the Irish Hiking Scarf pattern from www.helloyarn.com (note the colour of the scarf in the picture...it is not two colours. It is supposed to be all blue, but sadly the printer was running out of colour ink so it looks like it is blue and lilac). The yarn is Red Heart Super Saver which I dug out of my stash so that I could get a dent in that! I know a lot of people will cringe at the thought of this type of yarn being used, but it's what I'm using!
I don't have a current picture of my progress to date, but I can tell you that after measuring it, I have roughly 7 inches done so far. I am enjoying this pattern, and the cable stitch is a lot easier than I thought it would be. I have a thought simmering on the back burner in my mind for if I get this scarf finished early. I'm not going to say what it is yet, or if in fact I will do it, because I might not have time to do it because of school work. However, if things work out well for me, I will fill you in on the details at some point ;o).
It is not a little after midnight, so I am going to head off to bed and rest up for a day of studying and knitting. Hope you are all enjoying your first day of the knitting olympics. I'm looking forward to reading and seeing pictures of everyone's progress.