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August 09, 2004

The Herculean Effort

Hey, who would be interested in a fun Olympic knit-along? A "Herculean Effort", if you will?

You're going to be knitting while you watch anyways, so why not go for a medal?

Here are the rules:

1. You can knit whatever you want.
2. You can't start before the Opening Ceremonies.
3. You end by the time the Closing Ceremonies conclude.
4. You send me a photo after it's done.
5. We vote on the results. Greatest number of votes gets the gold medal, second place gets a silver medal, etc.

needlelifter.jpgOpening Ceremonies are Friday, August 13 at 8:00 pm ET, so we've got a few days to put this together. I will email a few of my favorite bloggers to generate some initial interest (I don't think I otherwise attract very many readers.)

The web page and signup form are up and running at http://www.road13.com/herculean.

Note: As of 8/12, only three people signed up so I cancelled this knitalong. Maybe I'll revive the concept for the next Winter Olympics - I don't think August is 'prime knitting season.'

Posted by karen at August 9, 2004 09:35 AM


I'll join you for this one. I'll be knitting a Sophie felted bag for a birthday present so that's perfect timing.


Posted by: Uli at August 9, 2004 11:40 AM

Cool idea! I'm looking around for a good project so I can join you. Don't cancel the knitalong. Even if it's just a small group, it's fun to know that others are knitting along. And it'd be easy to divvy up the medals that way! ;0)

Posted by: alison at August 11, 2004 03:49 PM

Oops, too late - I already killed it. Alison, you were only the third person to respond. Oh well, I will follow along on your blog (as I already do anyway) to see what you are up to. I will still put forth a Herculean Effort to see what kind of knitting marathon I can complete. I'm sort of a couch potato when it comes to the Olympics. I just hope the US team doesn't get booed too badly. Thanks for your interest - maybe this will go over better for the 2006 Winter Olympics when we're all stuck inside the house. Late August is not exactly prime knitting season for most folks, I don't think.

Posted by: karen at August 11, 2004 04:32 PM

So we can not use a already started project??? I am only 3/4 of the way thru the first piece ..the back??

Posted by: Cindy at August 13, 2004 09:58 AM