|Since showing olympic rings would be a copyright|
faux pas, I'll just show rings of a different sort.
Best Line Spoken in Answer to Inane Interview Question - has to go to Michael Phelps, who has looked visibly disinterested during those post-race NBC interviews, when asked about his chance of winning in a particular upcoming race : "I'll let my swimming do the talking."
Fullest Olympic Dance Card - goes to Missy Franklin who still, with less than 15 minutes between races, managed to swim fast enough to qualify for the finals in the first race, and win a little hunk o' gold in the second race (with a quick dip in the warm-down pool in between).
Most Original Controversy - Doping? Nope. Badminton girls gone bad? Yup. Who'd of thought that 8 badminton players would be ejected from the games for trying to lose preliminary rounds of play? Holy shootin' shuttlecock.
Most Amount of Useless Hot Air - goes hands down to Ryan Lochte. This is his time? You need a new watch my man because you have been, at best, underwhelming. Oh, and please ditch the grill. So not attractive.
I've only worked on two projects thus far, and both for Team Cooperative Press Gearheads:
1. The Colour Revolt Shawl: Well, so much for winding my yarn right before the start of the opening ceremonies ... you know I switched up my yarn! The worsted weight I had originally thought would work would have provided no drape. Zip. Nada. Stash diving I went (no medal attached) and came up with fingering/laceweight in three colors that I'm using simultaneously and carrying up the sides of the shawl. It currently looks something like this:
2. My Chi-Chi Cowl: I switched up my yarn on this project as well - go figure. As I was knitting, the combination of the gray cotton and brown/gray handspun was just a little too dark. So .... I put the handspun on hold (I've got another project in mind for it) and went with two strands of cotton in gray and cream, and it's now looking something like this:
I do apologize about these less-than-perfect photos. My trusty camera needs some major repair, so I had to go to Plan B.
And now, for the wee give-away. To celebrate my pattern publications in the fall edition of Crochet! Magazine, I have a copy of the magazine + one skein of Berroco's Lustra in the ratatouille colorway to give to one lucky winner, which will get the recipient started on making their own La Symphonie Jacket Wrap. In order to be eligible, just leave a comment here telling me which projects look most appealing in the fall edition of Crochet! Magazine (and it's perfectly fine if they aren't mine!), and anything else about crochet you'd like to share.
I'll pick a winner using the trusty random number generator next Tuesday. Good luck ... and now head on over to Andrea's blog and see what everyone is up to this fibery week.