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Let the Games Begin?

So, 2:00 PM tomorrow is the official starting time of the Knitting Olympics. I’ve been training. See?

I have my yarn and pattern all in a basket.

And I have a swatch.

Okay, it’s not much of a swatch but I think it’s enough.

But, can I tell you the truth about this whole thing? I’m feeling a bit ambivalent at this point. I’m a little intimidated by my project choice and I think I’ve had too much time to worry think about the whole thing. You know how I am about rules and pressure and, as an over-achiever, I really want to finish this vest so that Dale can wear it to the Team Boston closing ceremonies party.

I realize it’s a bit early in the process to be stressed out and yet, I am. I can’t decide whether to scrap the whole project now rather than risk the failure or move ahead as planned and hope to finish successfully.

Where are those cheerleaders? I sure could use ’em.

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  1. You can do it, Carole! Remember, “fear is the mindkiller.” All good athletes are nervous before a big event.

    Go go go go go go go go go go!

  2. Rah, rah, rah…sis boom bah! Go Carole, go grrl, go for the GOLD!!

    You will do your best, you will give it your all, you will finish weather it is for the gold medal or the bronze…it’s all good.

  3. Remember that participation is the honor – not whether you win a medal or not. You can do this, I’ll be cheering from up here – I heard you laughing, so I’m sure you can hear me say “Go Carole, go Carole!”

  4. ok, maybe i’m nuts, and not giving this event it’s proper respect … but IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    (i’ve been stressing too, which reminded me why i don’t join -alongs.)

  5. You might be good at skiing,
    You might be good at luge,
    But when it comes to knitting,
    You might as well step back
    Might as well step back
    Say what?
    You might as well step back
    Can’t hear you
    Might as well step back
    Go Carole!

    How’s that? Sorry, had to cheat and google a chear, I was always the band geek, never the cheerleader. 😉

  6. I think that if one is not a least a wee bit intimidated by their Olympic Project then perhaps it wouldn’t be a good choice as their Olympic Project in the first place…. 😉

    Citius, Alitius Fortius!

    You can do it!

  7. You can do it – I have faith in you :o)

    And if you don’t, you and I can have a pity party together ;o)

    But I’m pretty sure you’ll do it :o))

    Actually, I’m more than pretty sure – I’m fairly positive *grin*

  8. gooooOOOOO Carole!

    Don’t stress, sweetie. We’re all like family at this point, so if you show up to the closing ceremonies in half a sweater with your boobs hanging out, no one will judge you. The rest of us will have boobs hanging out, too. And our hair will be like rats’ nests, our hygiene having been abandoned days before. No worries.

    I haven’t even figured out what I’m making yet . . .

  9. Carole, Carole, she’s our girl!!
    Go Carole go, show us what you know!!

    Time-lines totally stress me out, hence my non-participation. But I’ll be cheering for you(and the rest of the knitting blog world) from the sidelines.

  10. You can do it Carole! I’m sure you’ll surprise yourself once you get started and see how easy it is. Don’t let it stress you out–just have fun and it will all work out!!

  11. Gimme a “c”; gimme an “a”; gimme a “r”; gimme an “o”; gimme an “l”; gimme an “e”.

    What does that spell? CAROLE!
    Louder!!! CAROLE!!!!

    (And if that didn’t work, grab the Grey Goose!)

  12. Carole, Carole, she’s our girl!
    If she can’t do it, NO ONE CAN!
    I mean it.
    I WAS a cheerleader. Weird, I know. Don’t make me dig out the pictures!

  13. I’m having second-thoughts, too. I keep telling myself, though, that if I just go out there and do my best, I’ll be better off (if not exactly a winner) on the other side no matter what. I’ll be 16 intense (more productive than usual) days into, and certainly near completion of, a challenging, meaningful project. I’d like to come home with a gold medal, of course…

    Go Team! Every Team!!

  14. It’s only natural to have reservations on Olympics Eve, but we made a commitment. You’re going to do better than you even thought you could. We’re all going to reflect on this intense focus someday and go “why can’t I be that dedicated all the time?”

    WE can do it!


  15. Carole
    you can do it
    you are a wonderful knitter and this is the “big time”
    Think of it this way
    at least there are no sleeves!

  16. Have you sufficently carbed up? Wine, chocolate and beer are all carbs!!

    You can do it Carole! Show em what America is made of!!!!!

  17. Carole! Carole!
    She’s our girl!
    She can do it,
    I know she can!

    Goooooooooooooooooo CAROLE!!!!!!

    Really, go, get yourself a martini, and let the games begin!!!

  18. 2, 4, 6, 8 who do we think is great?

    Carole! Carole! Goooooo Carole!

    Fortify thyself woman, Grey Goose, good coffee, whatever it takes — I know you can do this one!

  19. You can do it! I’ts just pre-game jitters is all! Don’t lose faith–just remember, you’ve been training for this your whole life!

  20. That yarn is too beautiful not to be knit. And even though there supposedly are no bronze and silver medals, I’m going to award myself one for knitting Torino’s sleeves and call it good. Screw the rules. 😉

  21. Raa, Raa, Raa, you can do it! You can do it ALL night long, if that’s what it takes to get that really beautiful color made up into a great knit for your man!

  22. Raa, Raa, Raa, you can do it! You can do it ALL night long, if that’s what it takes to get that really beautiful color made up into a great knit for your man!

  23. I have every confidence that you can do it in time. And if not, you’ll be close and he can still wear it when you are finished. It’s not like once the Olympics are over you have to scrap the project if it’s not done…although that would make for an interesting twist! (Does this mean you’ll be blogging less if you’re knitting more?) Keep us posted!! Good luck!

  24. Your swatch, yarn and pattern look great. You are ready to go. I know you can do this. You know you can do this. GO GO GO!!!!!

  25. You can do it! You have the weather on your side! What else is there to do while we’re getting slammed by a Nor’Easter this weekend!


  26. Okay…. ready? Put on your sweats and pull up the hood… now jog in place…. now hum along with me and Rocky…

    Da da dada da dada da dada da… Da da dada da dada da dada da… dadadadadadada…dadadadada…. da da daaaaaaaaaa….da da daaaaaaaaaa….

    You can do it!!!!

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