I’m going to do it. Join this crazy, demented Knitting Olympics exercise in loser-dom. yeah, yeah, yeah . . . everybody’s a winner – it’s the effort that counts – there’s no ‘I’ in team . . . blah, blah, blah. Loser, I tell you. That’s all I ever am in any sort of competition.
But am I going to let my bad attitude stop me? No way. Consider this decision my way of positively reinforcing my loser essence.
For starters: I have decided to knit this pair of gloves with the charming little lace and cable gauntlet overlay,
in these Peruvian wool tonal grays from Knit Picks:
Difficulty rating? Let’s see . . . Maybe a 3, or 4 if you add something for the boredom factor of knitting all those udder-like fingers. In other words, not exactly a triple salchow – more like a layback spin wherein one finds their groove and lets the momentum do the work. So I upped the ante.
The pattern is written in Norwegian, (one of many in the collection of patterns I brought home with me after my year in Norway) and if Team Norway allows defectors into their ranks, I am hereby announcing my intention to desert Team USA for my adopted second home.
(aside to members of the Norsk team: My Norwegian work permit expired in May, 2005. However, if you accept me as a team member, I will be happy to apply to UDI for another permit. I’m certain it would be issued in time for the next winter olympics.)
Norge. Vintersports champions. Skal vi ga pa ski? Eller, skal vi strikker pa gull?