The Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics was last Friday. There’s only one more week to go, and that means just one more week left in the Ravellenics Winter Games 2014. I am participating in the Free Dance, for which I chose to knit the Crosstown Convertible:
Unfortunately, I had a rough start. I haven’t actually had much time to sit down and watch the Olympics. Furthermore, I hit a snag in the pattern which confused me right off the bat. It starts with a 3-2 rib pattern, but there are 87 stitches cast on. It just didn’t add up – I couldn’t end up with pearl 3 at the end of the row with 87 stitches. I couldn’t find any errata or mention of it online. Finally I just added on a stitch, for 88 stitches, and that works. So, I don’t have a photo of my pitiful work in progress.
I’m not even done my son’s socks for his birthday next Friday! In short, I have a lot of knitting to do. I did get some done today while we all sat glued to the Men’s long program figure skating. Canada won the Silver! What amazing skating – does anyone else remember way back when Elvis Stojko landed the first quad combination? And now they are popping quads all throughout their programs – so much so, that there’s talk of the quint being next in men’s skating!
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