First of all, let’s get this out in the open, I’m an Olympic junkie. I absolutely love the Olympics, winter or summer, though I prefer the winter if given a choice. So the next 17 days will involve me intently watching whatever sport happens to be on the television at any particular time.
Naturally, this fascination with all things Olympic, along with my love of knitting, caused me to get pretty excited about the Yarn Harlot’s Knitting Olympics. The premise is simple, you select a project that will be a challenge to complete in 17 days, cast on during the opening ceremonies and work to finish before the torch goes out.
For my challenge, I selected the Lotus Blossom tank, a project (and yarn) that has been on my to do list for some time. It is a top knit in sport weight yarn, which has been a challenge, as some of my past projects will attest (Lily Cardigan and Banded Peasant Blouse, I’m looking at you). I’m making it in a light green bamboo yarn, which could be interesting, as bamboo yarn tends to show every mistake.
I casted on last night, but have already had to tear the project out twice, which does not bode well for my ability to finish by the end of the Olympics. But I’ll keep the faith and try my best to get it finished.