Because I am.
I picked up my new glasses this afternoon, so I'll be able to read the charts that are part of the pattern I'm knitting, Rivendell.
I used my swift to prepare the balls of ArtYarns Ultramerino4.
I found my favorite short size 2 knitting needles.
I got a carryout dinner so I won't be distracted.
The Olympics start in 39 minutes, and I will be there to cast on!
Read more about the Knitting Olympics here. Many thanks to the Yarn Harlot for hosting again!!! The idea is to challenge yourself with a knitting project you cast on as the torch is lit and finish before the Closing Ceremonies are over. In 2006, I didn't quite get there. I've chosen a smaller project, but it's fiddly (see the charts), and I am working with the handicap of RA. I can't knit for 12 hours straight, as I might have tried to do in the past.
Here's the yarn and pattern, ready to be scooped up and knit. Ready, set, go!