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Olympic Challenge

It has been a great summer for sports; the UEFA Euro 2016, Wimbledon, The Tour de France and now the Olympics. I always wanted to run in the Olympics, but didn't  make it beyond the trials. At least I can participate in the Knitting  Olympics. The yarn harlot http://www.yarnharlot.ca/   popularized this during the 2006 Olympics. The rules are simple, you cast-on during the opening ceremony, and complete the project by the closing ceremony. In traditional Olympic spirit, I grabbed my needles, yarn, shed my clothes and will have a blanket to cover me by the closing ceremony. 

Canadian Athletes participating in the opening ceremony

Canadian Athletes participating in the opening ceremony

Canadian boys hungry for gold.

Canadian boys hungry for gold.

Top left:    Adam van Kouverdon https://twitter.com/vankayak?r...

Top right:  Korey Jarvis https://twitter.com/Daddyjar86...

Bottom left: Mark de Jonge http://markdejonge.com/

Bottom right:  Maxim Bouchard https://www.instagram.com/max_...

Participating Ancient Greek-style in the Knitting Olympics

Participating Ancient Greek-style in the Knitting Olympics

I am knitting Americo's Boucle Blanket. http://www.americo.ca/patterns...  The yarn is Boucle 89.5% Alpaca and 10.5% Pima Cotton. The pattern is easy to follow which is perfect for me because I get emotionally invested in Olympic competition and wont be able to handle anything complicated for the next two weeks. 

Track starts in week 2. I should have half of my blanket finished by then.

Track starts in week 2. I should have half of my blanket finished by then.

Top:                    Damian Warner https://www.instagram.com/dami...

Bottom left:         Brianne Theisen-Eaton https://www.google.ca/webhp?so...

Bottom middle:   Andre de Grasse https://www.google.ca/webhp?so...

Bottom right:       Melissa Bishop https://www.instagram.com/meli...

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