So is everyone getting really excited about the Olympics? Because I just can’t wait. I love the Olympics. Espeically the Winter Games. I’ve gotten so wrapped up in the Olympic fever that I’ve dyed two related colorways.
Vancover 2010 – Host City
I started with images from friends of Vancouver (I’ve never actually been there. This is the first place colorway for somewhere I’ve not visited myself) – like this one:
And then spent a good deal of time on their official website taking in all of the graphic design…And ended up with this:
I’m so happy with it..
It just screams “Winter Sport” to me. Which was kindof the point. So fun when things work out like that.
It’s available here – but get it while you can. I’ve already sold out of the first batch and I won’t be able to dye this one again until after the trunk show next Sunday!
Vancouver 2010 – Five Rings
This one was kindof a leap of faith for me. I knew I wanted to dye yarn based on this:
The Five Olympic Rings. They represent the five continents of the world and were designed in 1912. Fun little factoid for you there. Anyways the concept was strong but the colors are a bit… primary…. for what I usually do. But I figured what the hell. Let’s dye it and see what comes out:
I’m so happy with the result. So happy. I was afraid it would look like clown vomit but the black really tones it all down:
Honestly I couldn’t wait to knit with it. I cast on the second it was dry:
I pretty much insanely love it.
And while I probably should have waited and knit with it for my Olympic project I’m going to consider this training.
I'm going to knit the other sock while watching the X-games and then enjoy wearing my Five Rings socks while watching the Olympics.
I forgot how hard it was to take pictures of your own feet…
And how awesome the X-games are.
Anyways Vancover 2010 – Five Rings is available here. There's only one skein left but I will dye more as soon as I get back from Florida.