The Olympics start today, which means I can start my Olympic knitting project tonight as well. My dear, sweet husband balled the wonderfully soft alpaca yarn for me over the past several nights, including the 675-yard monster ball of hand-dyed aqua. Isn’t it pretty? That aqua will be the center of my medallion cardigan, while the un-dyed yarn that came from animals I actually fed will provide the border. I can’t wait to get started! Unfortunately, even though I can officially cast on at 1800, I will not be home until closer to 1900. I am so very tempted to get that extra hour in this afternoon, but I recognize that would be cheating. Can’t have that now…darn it all!
In the meantime, I am continuing work on Aerin’s scarf. Obviously it will coordinate with her wrap and headband. I suppose one of the benefits of always over-estimating the amount of yarn I need is that I have plenty of leftovers for accessories. The downside, however, is that I spend more money than strictly necessary. Oh, who am I kidding? There really is no downside to having extra yarn.
We did make it out of the house today…finally. Aerin was able to attend her first swim practice in over a week, then we went to see a morning showing of the new Percy Jackson movie. I have to admit that I’m a bit slow. It took me until this morning to piece together the fact that they timed the opening of this movie with opening day of the Olympics. Duh, Kyle! It is called “Percy Jackson and the Olympians.” Sometimes I tend to get thwacked upside the head with the obvious. I did enjoy the movie, although it was very different than the book…nowhere near as good as the novels, of course, but movies never are. Still, if you enjoy the series, I would recommend the movie.