Saturday, August 11, 2012

Knitting During the Olympics - Super Secret Project

Ravelympics - the Ravelry knit-during-the-Olympics fest - end tomorrow, with the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics - and I've completed my project early!

Compared to Vancouver 2010, I chose a much easier project this time around; a repeating pattern that you can memorise is especially helpful when half your eye is on the screen.

Actually, now that I've gone and looked back, it seems I finished my 2010 Olympics project early too - and was blithely talking about starting the kilt hose. Little did I know...

But that's neither here nor there. I've completed the super secret (for the recipient) baby blanket! Made-in-Turkey wool, bought in South Carolina, knit in Canada, for a friend in the UK:

The beginning...

Halfway, at the office...

The finished blanket!

Slightly close-up

Folded up

On a more sour note, I had no idea of the controversy swirling around the Ravelympics. I think the US Olympic committee could have enforced its copyright without resorting to such ridiculous statements as "'We believe using the name 'Ravelympics' for a competition that involves an afghan marathon, scarf hockey and sweater triathlon, among others, tends to denigrate the true nature of the Olympic Games,' the USOC wrote in the letter. 'It is disrespectful to our country’s finest athletes and fails to recognize or appreciate their hard work.'"

Yea, because knitting doesn't involve any work. Not to mention that a lot of the proceeds from pattern sales were being donated to the Paralympics.


  1. I guess they'll have to come down hard on everyone who runs a company or organization olympics in coordination with the Games, and copyright the whole ancient greek language.

    This is rather along the same lines as a soda company getting heated up because someone is using the same shape bottle.

  2. How did I miss so many posts!!?? Your blanket looks fantastic! Great job, D! I on the other hand am still working on my Olympics project. I made the mistake of choosing something too difficult for the time I had. Oh well. Chris has suggested I give myself until the end of the Paralymics! :-) He's so

  3. Thanks Helen!
    And that's a great idea - of course the Olympics aren't over until they're *really* over :-)