Monday, February 13, 2006

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  • Greetings from The Olympic Village

    But to me, training in the [Olympic] Village
    brought all the best memories we have.

    -Mary Lou Retton
    Greetings From the Olympic Village, Providence, RI! Anticipating the snowstorm, Team College Hill convened at our Olymic Village for an intensive training session, now known in the words of our multi-lingual Katja as "Ein Sleepover."

    You want winter sports? Torino has nothing on us.

    Snowball fights. Snow angels.
    And a particularly daring trek - in blizzard conditions and gale force winds - to the nearest Whole Foods for some coffee. Recall our obligations to Team Caffeine, and the utter necessity of coffee to fuel our Olympic aspirations. Note The Official Snow Sweater. The woman at the (surprisingly crowded) store commented on the loveliness of each of us in our hat-scarf-mitten sets. We were lovely, look: After we restocked the Olympic Village, the real athleticism began:And then, only then, did we knit. We knit all day and well into the night (which is why our progress photo is so dark).

    Looking left, that's the back of Am Kamin up to the raglan shaping on the bottom. On the left is Leah's Ene's Scarf in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock, color Valentine, up to row 12. On the right is Katja's Ene's Scarf in LL, color I call Sherbert, up to row 8.

    We knit and knit and knit and knit. We made excellent progress. It does, however, raise an unforunate question:

    How are we ever going to finish when we can't knit 8 hours a day every day?


    Blogger Chris said...

    Looks like a blast! Do you get a snow day today? :)

    2/13/2006 7:33 AM  
    Blogger Lynda said...

    I LOVE the pictures, and the knitting. Living vicariously through both !!! (It was 90 degrees here over the weekend)

    2/13/2006 7:48 AM  
    Blogger Toasty Joe said...

    T, cute comments. Take a look at how we spent the weekend (and see a pic of me with a mustache):

    2/13/2006 7:59 AM  
    Blogger Marina said...

    Looking good, Team College Hill!

    When you have the time, how many inches did you get from lower edge to beginning of raglan shaping?

    2/13/2006 8:09 AM  
    Blogger margene said...

    OM! You are making good progress...I just can't imagine doing a pattern that is so complicated in 16 days! I love snow angels! Looks like you had fun.

    2/13/2006 9:36 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Not only do you look adorable with your matching winter accessory sets, but you look VERY patriotic! Go Team USA, if you're into that sort of thing.

    The blizzard looks like great fun, and the knitting even moreso. All your projects are coming along so nicely. Oh, I figured out how to include 8 hours of kitting in every day: replace sleep with knitting. And sign me up for Team Caffeine.

    P.S. The winter sweater is gorgeous. What yarn is it?

    2/13/2006 9:40 AM  
    Blogger Laura said...

    That looks like such fun! I am amazed at the sweater progress, Theresa. You guys are serious knithletes. Or whatever.

    2/13/2006 10:53 AM  
    Blogger judy said...

    I'm impressed with all that progress. It was a fun storm, huh? I'll be cheering you on from my hill in RI.

    2/13/2006 11:29 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Wow Theresa, that looks great! You are all making great progress. My project is coming along much more slowly. I making the Vogue v-necked sweater vest from the winter '05 issue. I will try to post pics later.

    2/13/2006 11:46 AM  
    Blogger Kim said...

    How much fun are you having?! It looks like a great time! You are trucking along on CiT and I love the color you are using! You have a lot of knitting stuff going on this week(I had a hard time deciding what to post). Just passing through on Stashalong patrol--have a great Olympic knitting week!

    2/13/2006 1:54 PM  
    Blogger Vanessa/NessieNoodle said...

    I love this post! great pictures and looks like you had fun, besides the progress! I love it, I want to come and play too.

    found your blog via livelovelaughknit, glad I did~

    2/13/2006 4:21 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I LOVE that blue sweater! I'm so happy to find another knitting med student...our numbers are growing!

    2/13/2006 5:43 PM  
    Blogger Jenn said...

    Looks like fun! Can we move into the Olympic Village too? Your progress is rockin'! I'm so impressed! But then, I always am!

    2/13/2006 6:29 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Speaking of snowstorms, I wanted to thank theresa for the hat she made me last year. It is warm and I like it.

    2/13/2006 6:56 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    on theresa's urging i'm finally debutanting myself into the blog world, a must-do, especially after my first personal encouragement (thank you marina!)
    i'm glad you all are enjoying our olympic escapades and will be glad to take one for the team and host eins, zwei, even drei sleepovers, whatever it takes to get us through. just speed purled what i believe was row 10, that will have to do for tonight.

    2/13/2006 7:36 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    OMG! What a great post! And the sweater/hat combo is gorgeous. Keep up the good work. I'm getting my cowbell ready!

    2/13/2006 9:41 PM  
    Blogger MandellaUK said...

    You girls are having far too much fun over there! I want to come and join in - I might get more knitting done too.

    2/14/2006 3:42 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    What a great snow day you had! Go Team College Hill!

    2/14/2006 4:51 AM  
    Blogger PassioKnits said...

    WOWSERS! Your Am Kamin looks great! And I'm jealous of how much fun you guys were having with 8 HOURS of KNITTING???!!!?!? What a dream day!

    2/14/2006 5:08 AM  
    Blogger christine said...

    Fun post! Looks like I'd better add some pushups to my daily routine.......

    2/14/2006 6:52 AM  
    Blogger Disentangled said...

    Wow - a winter wonderland! It has been forever since I have been in snow like that. I'm glad you guys took some time out from the Olympics to enjoy it! It always amazes me how different 2 parts of the country can be at the same time - we've had 80 degree weather for the last few days, which is not exactly winter weather :-(

    2/14/2006 7:40 AM  
    Blogger Kate Diamond said...

    I miss you. Valentine's Day is not a happy holiday for high school teachers. I spent all day shrieking at kids to put away their tickle me Elmos, stop eating candy in class, and to quit speculating as to who gave so-and-so the enormous bouquet when you know she just broke up with such-and-such...

    2/14/2006 5:41 PM  
    Blogger Meg said...

    Having belatedly found your blog (via the scavenger hunt meme via january one), I thought I'd say thanks for the beautiful playing-in-the-snow-on-college-hill photos. I'm an alum, transplanted to Australia. Snow is one of the few things I miss about home. And congrats on your amazing olympic finish. I would expect nothing less from T.C.H.

    3/23/2006 2:59 PM  

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