Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Count-Down to the Summer Knitting Olympic Trials

Hi Team Alaska Knitters! The 2008 Summer Olympics are just around the corner. Of course, this provides an opportunity for all of us Team Alaska Knitters-In-Training for the 2010 Winter Knitting Olympics to challenge ourselves in the 2008 Summer Knitting Olympic Trials. As you know from the past 2006 Winter Knitting Olympics, Team Alaska is for Knitters who live in, or have lived in, Alaska, or have been formally designated an “honorary Alaskan”.

It’s just about time to choose a pattern and appropriate yarn, and get ready to cast on during the Opening Ceremony on August 8. As with the Winter Knitting Olympics, the goal is to do your best to finish your project by the Closing Ceremony on August 24, and have fun doing it! As these are “trials”, if you don’t finish, it’s not the end of the world. In fact, if you are one of those Team Alaska members who participated in the 2006 Knitting Olympics but didn’t finish your project by the closing ceremony, this could help you gauge the type of project that is best suited for you, in terms of time, when it comes to participating in the 2010 Knitting Olympics.

If you’re on the blog already, please post and let us know what you’re thinking of knitting. I haven’t decided yet, myself, but have some ideas - socks, a sweater, and Norwegian-style mittens are all possibilities for me. And if you have a friend who might like to join us in the "Trials", please have them email me (lfy AT acsalaska DOT net), as Team Alaska Knitters are by invitation. New members will be accepted only through August 7.
(ArcticPurl on Ravelry)

“Citius, Altius Fortius”!


Martina in AK said...

I'd like to give the Olympics a try this time around. How do I get signed in to the blog so I can post?

Linda in Anchorage said...

Martina, please send me an email (lfy AT acsalaska DOT net) (that's a lowercase letter "el", not "one') with your email address, so I can invite you to be an author.

Juanita said...

May I join Team Alaska Knitters?
I think I'll make a baby sweater for Little Stewart.
Count me in!
Juanita Stram

Linda in Anchorage said...

Juanita, it would be fun to have you on the blog. Please email me at the address that I gave Martina, and that is at the bottom of the most recent blog, so that I have your email address, and can send you an invitation. Of course, AT means the "at-sign" and DOT means a period - just keeps the address a little safer from WebBots. Weren't you going to send me a paragraph about a yarn shop for the newsletter? That would be great, if you can make time!