Happy Family Day to all in BC!! And Happy Monday to everyone else!! It's a long weekend here, although it really doesn't feel like it to me. Probably because Saturday was a pretty busy day for us and the Mister got off work early enough that it didn't feel like he had worked at all, which has thrown me off a little and makes our weekend routine feel 1 day ahead. Oh well, there was still enough "waiting around" that I had to do (like sitting in the truck and waiting 20 minutes for the Mister to finish talking to a co-worker - even though he had commented earlier that day that I was always late in picking him up...hmm, I wonder why I usually take my time to go get him?), that I was still able to knit a fair bit. YAY!
Perfect timing too as both the Winter Olympics and the Ravellenic Games have kicked off on Friday. I don't have cable but I was able to live stream the opening ceremonies and pretty much most of the events so far. But for some reason I'm just not feeling the Olympic spirit this time around. Maybe that will change the further we get into the games. And even though I'm participating in the Ravellenics, I'm just not as into it as I have been in the past. I think this is because no one else in my knitting groups (that I know of, that is) has mentioned or been vocal in any way about partaking in the Games, and only a few knitterly friends online have joined a Ravellenic team. But I haven't been able to go online as much lately (cause I always get sucked in and then don't get anything done!) so it's a bit hard to get into the Ravellenic spirit when you feel like you're flying solo. So why am I still doing it? It's a nice way to get your butt into gear and get some knitting done. Not that I'm not getting anything done, but it's just a nice little push to get the knits that you've neglected, accomplished. You know?
So this year I'm on Team SGY (go #teamsgy2014 woooo hoooo!!) and my Ravellenic goals and projects are few and simple:
♥ Knit as many hexipuffs as I can
♥ Finish the Follow Your Arrow shawl
♥ Finish a pullover WIP that I started in October and haven't blogged about at all
Easy, right? I was really hoping that I could throw in a "Sock Hockey" project in there too but I think I have enough on my plate as it is. DId I mention that I'm also still knitting away on one of the not-so-secret secret projects in the background too? I contemplated on using it as one of my Ravellenic entries but decided not to.
So how am I doing? Well, it's Day 4 and I have a measly 9 hexipuffs completed (one of my 2014 goals is to knit up at least 25...so really, 9 isn't bad. I just think I could do better), I'm about to start the last clue for the shawl, and I'm thinking of concentrating on the pullover next week when I've got the shawl hopefully done. All in all I think I'm on the right track and doing well. But I'll definitely do an update post halfway through the games to let you know if I'm still on track.
Are you excited and watching the Olympics? Is anyone else participating in the Ravellenics? What team are you on? What projects are you doing? Let's cheer each other on!!
♥ Happy Knitting!! ♥