Tonight is the night. The opening ceremony for the Knitting (and other) Olympics begins at 7:15pm (EST). I am as ready as I can be. The yarn (KP Comfy Bulky) and needles (KP Options) for my chosen project (Ysolda’s Liesl) are here, and good to go. It is only a matter of time.
I didn’t actually make it through the last Knitting Olympics (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome stinks) and, I have to admit to doubts about this attempt. It is not so much the time crunch. I know that if I find the pattern doable, the sweater will get made. It is just that, lately, I am having a hard time with things that do not usually challenge me. This pattern is just one of those things. I have already cast on and knit a bit, twice, only to find out that I did not like the yarn or understand that pattern. I am an accomplished knitter. I have read the Ravelry notes and spoken to a couple of friends who have made it. It is not hard. I chose it because it is obviously a challenge to me, but what if I am not up to that challenge. Maybe I am just having performance jitters. Surely I will feel better once I get going.
The time approaches, my friends. Are you ready to cast on?