August 08, 2008

2008 Summer Games

Let the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games begin! I am home alone watching the Opening Ceremony and not knitting a single stitch. LOL! I did end up signing up for the Ravelympics (knitting something challenging during the Olympics) but I only ordered the yarn online yesterday. So I'm hoping to start my project on monday. During the winter 2006 Knitting Olympics, I knitted two sweaters for my kids. In Quebec, the Olympics are one of the only moments where everyone will say they are proud to be Canadian! I am proud of my country and not just during sport events and I was clapping all by myself when the Canadian athletes entered the Beijing Stadium. So I'm a dork, it was pride to see all these athletes living their dream. How many of us can say that we achieved a goal we've set for ourselves.

So what's my project to knit for the next 16 days? Fair isle socks!!! Yay! I am very excited about this and I think it was just the push I needed to finally try knitting two color socks. I can't even swatch since my yarn isn't here but that's ok, I still have two projects to keep me busy until then. The February lady sweater and Zoe's monkey do, monkey see socks. :) I really need to do a clean up in the yarn I have, I keep thinking I have more than I actually do. That doesn't mean I don't have enough to keep me busy for many more months either. LOL!

The school countdown begins, less than 3 weeks before they go back. We are almost ready and the kids are looking forward to spending a year with their new teachers. Lucas will have the same 2nd grade teacher his sister had and Zoe will have a male teacher for 4th grade. Zoe's class will be a split two-levels class, half the students will be learning 3rd grade and the other 4rth grade. I am not worried at all, the teacher has taught such a class before and I really like him, he is such a low key, no stress teacher. I can only expect a good year of learning to come out of this. :)

Posted by Jo at August 8, 2008 11:26 AM
How great that you can confidently look forward to the coming school year, knowing that your kids will have good teachers! It makes such a difference in their learning experience... (Yeah, I have some sort of slow-ish internet connection, which at least means that I'll be able to get back to your email, hopefully today.) Posted by: Josiane at August 8, 2008 12:33 PM
Good luck with the Ravelry Olympics! I wish I had time to commit - not this time! Posted by: Robyn at August 8, 2008 09:23 PM
Good luck with the fair isle socks! My goal is to knit two pairs during the Olympics. We'll see how it goes... Posted by: Caroline at August 9, 2008 09:11 AM