Just a quick post. With the opening ceremonies due to begin in less than an hour, I want to go on record to say that as much as I want to, I won't be starting a new project for the Knitting Olympics. I say this regretfully. I participated four years ago, in 2006, starting Knitty's Ella shawl during the opening ceremonies and finishing it before the closing ceremonies were over.
I have a decent amount of free time for knitting over the next two weeks and I want to use it to to finish a few things:
1) The Wakefield Socks: I'm on the heel of my second one.
2) Pine Tree Palatine. Must use the free time I have to concentrate on this complex lace!
3) Gilet no. 2: I'm finishing up the straps, after which it's just the button, neck and armhole bands.
There are more tempting unfinished projects to choose from as well, but if I could finish these three in February, I would feel like an Olympian. But it violates the rules to choose a project for the Knitting Olympics that you've already started, so I'll be on the sidelines, watching the Olympics with my knitting.
Oh, and stay tuned - Aunty Margaret turns out not to be so shy about appearing on the blog after all so you'll get to see how her Gilet fits!