Knitters have been preparing for this big event, stocking up with new projects over the past two weeks. Sock knitting seems to be the most popular choice, its a little easier to knit in an endless loop on four needles while watching tv. During commercials is the best time to turn the heel. Scarves, and afghans are a close second choice, they don't require much concentration, other than keeping the stitches on the needle in the middle of a triple salchow. Here is a little bit of trivia- this jump was invented by Ulrich Salchow in 1909 and first performed in 1920 by a female skater who was reprimanded for her 'unladylike behavior' on the ice.
Last weekend we had a great turnout for our Olympic Knit A Long. Quite a few pairs of Maple Leaf Mittens were knit up to wear during the celebration. There is still time to knit a pair for yourself or give as a gift to a fellow Canadian. Here is the link to the free pattern-