The challenge is to make a hat each day of the Olympics...starting with the opening ceremonies and ending during the closing ceremonies. After going through my magazines and electronic patterns, I listed them all off in my motivational journal and gathered up yarn from my stash. (All hats will be made from stash yarn to continue the efforts to decrease my yarn on hand.)
Clearly I'm craving color right now!
The back cover features some palm trees, shapes, and the great Elizabeth Zimmerman.
The inside starts out with some cheat sheet pages from magazines. Short row shaping reminders, abbreviations, needle/hook conversion chart, etc.
One section contains the hats for 40 for 40 and another section hosts other patterns that I want to make or that are inspiring in some way.
There are some holiday pages to remember for next year, and there is an entire section dedicated to designing, Craftsy classes, and technique magazine articles. I'm still in the process of inserting random pictures throughout to just pretty up the interior, but I've already been motivated to try out some new designs, music, and books.
This morning while I was on the treadmill I was listening to music and feeling grateful that I am well enough to do some walks now. I was mentally planning some of the Olympic knitting and started thinking about how the days will run. Curling up with my work and cheering on the USA athletes. But, I need to do more than just work out my mental health. So, I decided to make it a goal to walk on the treadmill M-F during the Olympics. Of course, the ultimate goal is to get me more than back in the habit so that after the Olympics I keep up the workouts. But, this gives me a good plan to get started! So excited to cheer on the athletes and give myself a bit of a challenge.