The Knitting Olympics pledge that is!!!
The Knitting Olympics Athletes Pledge
I, a knitter of able hands and quick wits, to hereby swear that over the course of these Olympics I will uphold the highest standard of knitterly excellence.
I will be deft of hand and sure of pattern, I will overcome troubles of yarn overs and misplaced decreases. I will use the gifts of intelligence and persistence (as well as caffeine and chocolate) and I will execute my art to the highest form, carrying with me the hope for excellence known to every knitter.
I strive to win. To do my best, and to approach the needles with my own best effort in mind, without comparing myself to my fellow knitters, for they have challenges unique to them.
While I engage in this pursuit of excellence and my own personal, individual best, I also swear that I will continue to engage with my family in conversation, care for my pets, speak kindly with those who would ask me to do something other than knit, and above all, above every stitch thrown or picked, above every cable, every heel stitch, every change of colour, I swear this:
That I will remember that this is not the real Olympics, that I’m supposed to be having fun and that my happiness and self-worth ride not on my success….
but on my trying.
Let the games begin!
I’ve spent most of the day casting on…..over and over again….This isn’t unusual for me. I usually cast on about six times before I’ve got it right….It just takes longer when there are 100 stitches to cast on!!! I’m completely confident I will have the cast on spread over four needles by the end of the closing ceremony in 17 days. Lolol
I had a lot of fun playing “spot the knits” during the opening ceremony…..and I’m sure it won’t be the last I will be doing!