I’ve spent the weekend doing some stealth knitting:
I’m not willing to tell you what it is yet (it’s a surprise). But it’s knit with Colinette Yarns Point 5 chunky pure wool in the colourway ‘Sea Breeze’. It is a very soft, unplied thick and thin wool which knits up fast on big needles – I’m using US size 13 (9mm).
What’s really great about this project is that I cast on and started knitting it at the Olympics. In my last post, I showed a photo of me with my knitting at the rowing at Eton Dorney last week. Yesterday, we had tickets to see the women’s trampolining event at North Greenwich arena in London. I had never seen this event before. Did you know that these athletes reach heights of 10 metres above the trampoline? It is like watching high platform diving, except instead of having an enormous pool of water to land in, they are aiming for an ‘X’ on a piece of fabric. It is pretty frightening.
It’s hard to get a photo of this from the top level of a huge stadium without a telephoto lens, but that didn’t keep Doug from trying. The above is a very cropped and blown up bit of a photo which shows the two Canadian competitors; one is 10 metres above the trampoline, and the other is on the floor awaiting her routine. Here is a great photo of a competitor seemingly suspended upside down in mid-air:
We were thrilled to see a Canadian gold medal (the first of these Games)! The Canadians nearly came away with two medals; here was the final score:
It was a good day, and a fun crowd. It was our third Olympic event, and we have yet to have any problems; everything has been working like clockwork. And here I am knitting at the Olympics, once again. (The seats next to me were not empty; they were temporarily vacated while the family sitting there went on a food run. The little boy, who must have been about six, spent much of the event saying ‘boing, boing, boing’ with every jump. Luckily, it was charming rather than annoying.)
Now, it’s back to my stealth knitting (this time watching the track and field from the comfort of my couch).