Four years ago, as the Beijing Olympics got underway, I started knitting a skirt as part of what was then known as the Ravelympics* – a skirt I finally finished more than 1,100 days later, after the Olympics had come and gone. And come and gone again. Despite what can only be described as the abject failure of that knit-along attempt, I find myself tempted to give it another try this year. (I think sprite’s blog post about her project inspired me.)
Of course, I’ve given myself less than a day to a) decide, b) select a project, and c) sign up, which is not really sufficient. Or wouldn’t be, if Ravelry didn’t have a sense that disorganized knitters such as myself exist, and thereby create “events” where less planning is required, such as WIPs Wrangling (WIPs being works in progress) or Frogging Trampoline (frogging being tearing something back to the beginning and starting over). The sweater I started knitting at Christmas, Liesl, would likely qualify for one of these categories, considering that the reason it isn’t done is that it needs serious ripping back, and possibly a re-start altogether.
So, what do you think? Should I give an Olympic knit-along another try? Or just watch the games stress-free?
* The Ravelympics are now called the Ravellenic Games, by the way. The Yarn Harlot has a good explanation as to why.