Sunday, July 29, 2012
Let the Games Begin!
For the summer 2012 Ravellenic Games I'm competing in the "Scarf Hockey" event. Typical Canadian, eh? Hockey. Hockey. Hockey.
Specifically I decided that it was about time I stopped procrastinating and finally knit something from these silk mawatas that I ordered from Sunnyside Ellen last August. Because I'm knitting from unspun drafted silk fiber, and because my draft roving varies from desperately thin to timidly thick, I chose a simple pattern intended for long colour repeats: Clapotis. And so far, I think it's the perfect choice.
I don't expect any medals or prizes. Right now I'm not at all confident that I'll even finish before the closing ceremonies. Besides, several contenders have already posted their finished times, having knit fun fur and ripple scarves. But it's not about winning, is it? It's about having fun, competing and doing your best. And it's motivated me to finally get a move on with these mawatas. It's kind of fun drafting the silk and then knitting it. I wonder why it took me so long to get around to it?