On Your Marks .....
Well, the idea was that I would try to get WIPs off the needles before the big day but that hasn't quite happened. I got distracted again with some Valentine's Day projects. I have almost finished one of my WIPs but all I can say about that at the moment is that it's a jumper because the recipient doesn't know about it yet.
So, what have I done in the way of Olympic preparations? I haven't swatched and I've only given the pattern a brief once over in that I know that there's a centre, a border around the centre, and then an edging around the border so it's knitted in three parts.
Please, don't worry though, team members! I won't let you down because, you see, I have given it some forethought. I've got all my supplies at hand!
As you can see, I am all ready to go with:
Yarn and pattern;
Needles (both straights and circulars);
Plenty of teabags;
Biscuits (in the bear biscuit tin);
Wine and bacardi breezers for strictly medicinal purposes. The stronger drinks will act as tonics when I need a little bit more oomph and, when those bottles run dry, there's more where they came from;
My team mascot, Scruffy, (who's my favourite bear) and, as he's wearing a zippy car jumper which reads Jaguar Racing, he may bode well;
Champagne - just in case I have anything to celebrate at the end!
Apparently, Stephanie, over at The Yarn Harlot, has decreed that wherever you are in the world, cast on time should be 2pm but, as I will be doing my 'work proper' until this evening, I'm going to wait until the Olympic torch has been lit some time after 6pm tonight.
Good luck GB Team Members! GO, GO, GO!!!