The Winter Olympics are here! And with it come the Knitting Olympics and the Ravelympics. Non-knitters will have absolutely no idea what that is! Allow me to explain, the concept behind both is to choose a project that will be a challenge for you to complete, start it during the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics, and finish before the closing ceremonies. That gives us 17 days to complete our knitting projects.

I chose to knit a sweater designed by Connie Chang Chinchio, one of my favorite knitting designers! The pattern is called Riding to Avalon. I’m knitting in in a washable wool yarn in a gorgeous color called Bordeaux.

Knitting an entire sweater in just over two weeks will be a challenge, especially with two little ones and one not-so-little one around the house. Still, I’m anxious to get started at 9 PM tonight. The first time I saw the sweater in the magazine, I knew that I wanted to knit it for myself!

I’ll post an update at the end of the Olympics. Until then, I’ll be doing a LOT of knitting…