So, I blame all this on Clara and Jane. Because it all started off innocently enough with my plan to spin my batts during the Olympics.
Then came Clara's Woolalong Group on Ravelry and Knitter's Review. And you know, I'm a sucker for wool, so I decided to join up (even though I am so not a joiner of -alongs). Clara picked Cormo for February, and I just happened to have some Cormo/Silk Roving I could use. So, I pulled that out, put the batts aside, and started to work, planning a 2 ply DK weight yarn for some kind of soft and yummy top.
Then Shelia and I started talking about how it would be fun to do the Woolalong as part of the Knitting Olympics. And so the Woolympics was born.
Then Jane asked this simple question about a tam. And, you know, I've been wanting to knit a tam (insert the assertion here that, yes, indeed, I am totally Knitting ADD at the moment ... just call me a KADD). And I really liked the pattern that Jane picked, Porom by Jared Flood.
And so I've joined another -along: The 2010 International Woolalong Poromalong Woolympic Extravaguernsey Lusteriffic Crimpilicious Yakety Yak If-You-Have-It-In-Your-Stash Sassy Knack Don’t Talk Back Hat Along. With chocolate. which became somewhat official when it received its own button (see right sidebar) (and thanks also to Sniggle (Janine) over on Ravelry for the final name, in all its glory).
To cinch the deal, I just happened to have this yarn here in my stash (okay, enough of this yarn to knit an entire sweater, but that's beside the point), Great Northern Yarns' Mink Cashmere Yarn, that I purchased after Clara's review, which is exactly the right gauge for Porom:
The long and the short of it is, that I now find myself with not one, but THREE, projects to work on during the Olympics.
I think I'll go wind this beautiful skein of yarn into a ball right now. Before something else grabs my attention.
And thanks to all my Knitting Sisters for the inspiration ~ and ability to suck me in, at any time, to some fiberly fun and craziness.