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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.

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Comment by kyletarvin on February 15, 2010 at 1:20pm
So...I wasn't able to take my knitting with me because I was attending a Tae Kwon Do class. While I am a consummate multi-tasker, I have yet to figure out how to knit and perform a martial art simultaneously. And I did not spin the natural. I am a base beginner at spinning. I will have to post a picture of the hat I made from the yarn I spun. I only have a drop spindle...I'd like to get a wheel sometime within the next couple years. I'd also love to get a small loom to explore weaving too, but that will have to wait too.
Comment by Amy Green on February 13, 2010 at 10:43am
Love the colors in the scarf!! My hubby helps me wind yarn too and it tickles me when he asks me questions about whatever project I'm working on. Good Luck with the Olympics!!
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on February 12, 2010 at 4:30pm
My DH helps me with the swift and the ball winder sometimes, but he never gets enough tension, so I have to supervise. The yarn looks lovely! I'll bet the alpaca is wonderfully soft! --S
Comment by Knit4Many on February 12, 2010 at 1:46pm
What a nice DH. I agree with Peggy take some knitting with you if you can.
Comment by banklady6 on February 12, 2010 at 1:19pm
that looks SO soft..lovely blue
Comment by Peggy Stuart on February 12, 2010 at 12:40pm
You can't take your knitting with you? I plan on doing that. Lovely yarn! Did you spin the natural yourself? --P

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