I've chosen to knit Laura Chau's Top Down Shoulder Warmer. The yarn and pattern have been in my stash since Christmas so it was a simple matter of winding up the hank and doing a quick swatch before heading out to watch the opening ceremonies. I was originally attracted to this pattern last fall when, knitting at Lettuce one evening, I felt a chill and slipped on the store sample. I wore it the rest of the evening and fell in love. It was so sad when I had to remove it at closing time! I loved it so much in fact that after purchasing the pattern, I went out and bought the same yarn in the same colour as the sample. This is something I never do.
Being an easy knit, it's not really in the spirit of completing a "challenging" project over the course of the games. I just really want that shrug! So maybe this can be a bronze medal sprint rather than a golden marathon. Fine by me.
|Photo of the store sample is from Laura Chau's Cosmicpluto site. Click Here to go to the pattern page.|