How can the opening ceremonies be only ten days away?! Guess I'd better get my act together!
I'm going to be knitting a sweater during the Olympics, and the real challenge is that I'm going to try my hand at designing it myself. I have no aspirations of becoming a knit-designer, rather, I've been forced to admit that my Favorite Sweater -- which is store-bought -- is fast approaching the mandatory retirement age. To fill the hole that it will no doubt leave in my wardrobe, I'm going to try to re-create it.
The good news is that it's a fairly straight-forward sweater -- high ribbing, turtleneck, no waist shaping, no colorwork, etc. The bad news is that, as I mentioned, I've never done this before. I plan to have the pattern written out by the time the Opening Ceremonies begin, but I anticipate there will be a fair amount of recalculating, ripping, and reknitting during the games.
Wish me luck!