Yarn Harlot is arranging Knitting Olympics. Being from this northern small country (the country in itself is not that small compared to many others in Europe but there are only little more than 5 million of us Finns up here) I could not stay off the event. What should I knit so that it would comply with "Citius Altius Fortius"? I have been thinking of this hard since I saw the post about the games and have come to this conclusion:
I'm going to knit a sports fan waving a little Finnish flag. At this point I'm not sure what creature it will be but it has to be part of the rest of the knit creatures. Gender is not decided either. My girls have given me suggestions but nothing is definite yet.
Now you wonder what will be the challenge here since I have knit them before. Time to begin with. Then it has to be a new creature, not something I have done before. I will make plans for he/she and then I'll give you the animal and list of the things he/she should have and then I have to follow my plan and complete every single item during those 16 days...
...at the moment I'm thinking of he/she having a Finnish sweater, a hat or at least ear muffs and mittens... and the flag... but I'm only at the what if stage here...
Rogue is almost finished, only the sleeves have to be sewn. Because of the Olympics and the brain work I have to do something that won't be too demanding at this point and this something is what I have wanted to knit since I knit Pivocoli. Grumperina's pattern was perfect so I'll do her Jaywalkers next.
The yarn is Regia Jacquard Color. I just could not touch the Koigu, I have to admire it a bit longer before I can cast on with it. I was tempted to use the pale green Lanett which I have never before used for socks but then I have seen many beautiful Jaywalkers with variegated yarns in many blogs so all the votes went for the above mentioned.
The little embroidered pouch is done to be used eg for jewellery or for something else small and treasured.
It is -25 C outside today so I did not dare to take my camera outside to take a picture of the sky. It is very easy to break things when the temperature drops... So instead I give you pictures of the most beautiful rainbow I have ever seen from last summer - with these pictures I also reassure myself that summer is on her way!
Here the Wednesday Finnish lesson
PS. From where I live Tallin in Estland is about 1000 km to the south.
PS. I know Conan O'Brian is *voting* for our Mrs President... There is going to be a big TV debate tonight - one of the many to come. Actually both of the candidates are wise and respected and have good arguments so the game is not over yet.