I probably used that same blog post name during Beijing, because really I like The Cutting Edge in all its cheesy glory.
Last night despite being sick, but probably because of my long nap, I watched the opening ceremonies while casting on for the 2012 Ravellenic Games (I'm cheesy too). My lovely husband provided a simplle infographic covering many of the important features of the ceremonies from the eyes of a geek.
I loved the opening ceremonies, but I definitely saw this as well as the one ring being forged to bind the other rings. I don't know if this was intended, but it was pretty much how all the geeks I know saw it.
For the Ravellenic Games, I'm competing in two events (hey, feel the cheese): the Shawl Sailing and the WIPs Wrestling. Unsurprisingly, I cast on for the shawl last night, because the new project is always more interesting than the old project much to their detriment. The shawl I'm doing is Leftie, and it is also my Camp Loopy project 3 (I'll post my photos of project 2 tomorrow after it finishes drying). Leftie is intended to use up your leftovers, so here is my quick gloss over that I bought 2 new skeins of yarn for the project. I am still using some leftovers in it from a shawl I made last year.
This was my progress last night (picture from the iPad, so the colors are very off). I am using a skein of Sweet Georgia superwash sock in Lakeshore Drive and one of Lorna's Laces Solemate in Cookies Deep Dark Secret. These are both new to me yarns, though I've been seeing photos of these yarns for months.
I've made a lot more progress than this today and will probably take another photo nearer to the end of the night. Sandi is doing a stitch count and a progress photo to document hers. It is a great idea and a simple thing for trying to get back into more regular blogging. Of course, my stitch numbers change nearly every row, so I am not doing a stitch count. I am too lazy for that.
Also, last night's opening ceremony could have used more corgis.
Even more corgis.
Umm, yeah, more corgis.
What, they were cute! I love most dogs, but the corgis were more adorable than most. I hope that they show more shots of the dogs, because I'm just sick enough that I don't get to walk outside as much (well and it is super rainy). Makes it awefully hard to go out and greet all of the pups in the neighborhood.