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  • I’m IN. Ready to apply butt to sofa for a good cause. Of course this interferes with my upholstery knitting ambitions, but the Olympics has always been about self-sacrifice.

  • Thanks for the plug – we’re at 57 projects, I’m hoping that we make 100 by the time the projects close!

  • I was thinking about this after your last entry about A4A, since I missed the chance to knit a shawl. A vest in honor of Jim McKay? How can I say ‘no’? Jim was a vest sort of guy, as I recall. Off to join in the quest for the thrill of victory.

  • Wait, BRAZILlion Chinese police?
    Multi-national police force!

  • Holy cow, Ann – you toted a breastpump with you to the big show in Atlanta?!? That is dedication! My breastpump and I salute you!
    Speaking of Atlanta, as a native Georgia girl, I got all kinds of teary-eyed during the opening ceremonies in 1996. That was Atlanta! This year, the opening ceremonies are on my birthday, so I’m planning for similar levels of misty-eyed-ness.

  • Is that a Michael Cader hat in that photo? (I used to be in publishing.)

  • one 45″x 45″ crocheted, woolly grannie square comin’up! “round and round she goes……….”

  • I’m making kid socks for this event, but on a different schedule, because, you know, I can’t just do things on anyone else’s schedule. I’ll be knitting mine from Aug 24, the closing day of the Olympics, to Aug 31, when I return from my holiday. It’s the thought that counts, and actually, the socks that count, too… Whatever…

  • Ann, could we please see a picture of you wearing that hat?

  • A live boy as a mannequin…what a concept! 😉
    Happy knitting!

  • Hey, thanks for the Ravelympics plug! There’s still a short wait for invitations from Ravelry’s system, but I happen to have 4 instantly available invitations to the site for anybody who is not already a member. Readers can leave a comment at my site, donnadb.wordpress.com, with your contact info and I’ll deliver.
    Citius, altius, knittius!

  • Thanks so much for the A4A plug, Ann and Kay! We’ll be announcing a little raffle to incentivize production for this youth campaign, too.
    I should look to see if there are any Afghanis competing in this year’s event! (Well, even if there aren’t, Afghanistan now has a team!)
    to knitting in support of sport,

  • I’ve already signed up to make a pair of mittens and a hat, along with finish some personal WIPs (in the name of A4A, but for myself). I’m considering adding another pair of mittens… kids’ mittens go fast, right?

  • Well alrighty, I was looking for a kick in the pants to get me all creative and crafty again and this could just be it. I’ve also sorely neglected my ravelry notebook.
    I’m in! I’m thinking maybe a blanket–those long stretches could be soothing while crying over the inspirational athlete bios…

  • How did you know that I really wanted to be part of the Ravelympics, that I really wanted to make a sweater for Afghans for Afghans AND that I had a Philosopher’s Wool kit kicking around (between hot flashes and global warming it’s too warm for me). Thanks!
    Hey! Do you think it’s possible that global warming is really caused by all us boomer women coming of age? Nah

  • Thanks for the homage to Jim McKay. He’s one of the happy memories of my youth, too.

  • I’ve always loved the olympics. I think they’ve lost a little of the awe and wonder now that they are every two years, but I still feel the need to watch everything, from water polo to curling, both winter and summer. Go USA….and everywhere else where MDKers live.

  • Wow! Our little Ravelympics has hit the big time. Thanks gals for the great mention. I’m so pleased to see the ranks of Team Afghans for Afghans growing 😉
    Happy knitting everyone…I’ll be at the Finish Line gleefully watching all those projects cross into FO-stardom! 😉