What do you do on a day like this?
As part of my surfing I visited Lynne's Yarnivorous who is taking part in the Knitting Olympics initiated by Stephanie over at Yarn Harlot. The idea is to cast on a challenging project as the torch is lit for the Winter Olympics on Feb 10 and cast off by the time the flame is extinguished on Feb 26 - 16 days of intensive knitting!
Lynne is putting together an Australian contingent - I am very tempted! This would fit in very nicely with my "The Challenge" to knit entries for the Red Hill Show by March 10.
So what would I knit??? It needs to be a challenge. One pair of socks doesn't seem enough - two pairs of socks? Maybe. Or the Jo Sharp kimono jacket - this may be too much? It uses DK after all. Another jumper I have wanted to knit for some time uses Jaeger's Chamonix - it is now discontinued - but I bought it in a close out sale from Jimmy Beans Wool . Here is what I would knit - a more complex pattern, but it's 14 ply - so maybe that is achievable?
I was also incredibly excited last night when I found the DVD of 'Desk Set' at my supermarket (of all places)! This is one of my all time favourite films. Anything with Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy just has to be good - but the theme of office politics and the driving plot tension of cannot stand him/love him are really good stuff! Looking forward to putting it on this arvo.