Yesterday, I found out about the Knitting Olympic Trials from Kimberli, who is organizing the event in the Ravelympics Group (formerly named Knitting Olympics Ravelry Group). The idea is to start a knitting project during the opening ceremonies (August 8) and finish it by the time the Olympic flame goes out (August 24). Doesn't that sound like a fun challenge? And the best part is that you'll (hopefully) have a finished project by the time it ends! There are many events and teams. I haven't had time to look through all of them. The first event that jumped out at me was the Mitten Medley. Then I later saw the Scarf Stroke, which is more suited to my comfort level. I know the Ravelry group can seem overwhelming when you first look at it (I sure thought so!), but it's really supposed to be low stress and fun. Just choose any project you want to start and finish during the time frame. Your project will probably fall into one of the event categories. Joining a team is optional.
This morning while Miss M was occupied I managed to sit down and think about what to make. At first I thought I'd try lace, then nixed it. There's no way I could concentrate on lace. So I fell back to cables, something I can usually knit while watching TV. I've scribbled down my pattern and haven't had a chance to swatch it. I'm not even sure I'll do that since I have so many other knitting projects I need to clear off my plate (*cough*HUGe swap*cough*) before I can comfortably begin. I also need to figure out what yarn to use. Right now I'm think of using the light brown ball you see above, Elann Luxury Superwash Merino. This would be a refreshing color change for me. And the yarn is such a pleasure to work with, it feels so soft in my hands.
When I get a chance, I'll try to chart up the scarf pattern I have in mind for the Scarf Stroke event so you can see what I have in mind. Or maybe I'll actually take the time to swatch it and then show you what it looks like. I'm really tempted to name the pattern Triumph. What do you think? Hey, it still follows the theme for my series of cable scarves! :-)