Tonight is the night. The stomach is a-flutter, the needles are ready, the yarn is ready. The pattern and it's errata is ready.
The swatches have all been swatched. I am as prepared as I can get. What will be will be.
Doesn't that sound Canadian?
What I should say, what a true Olympian would declare, is - the gold medal is in sight. I am visualizing the flag being raised over the podium as I hold my Green Sweater high. But as son Peter says, in our family, we aspire to mediocrity. So, we'll see. What I am really expecting, is fun.
And since it is hours away from the start time and knitting talk is scarce, I must tell you a little story. Fred ASKED me to put it on the blog. That doesn't happen often - or at all. So ....
Having treated myself recently to a new sound system - an iPod and an iPod docking station with great speakers, I have been having fun spending money at the iStore. Last week, I downloaded Leonard Cohen's 'Live In London' allbum.
I love music. And mostly I love it loud. Just like my Dad. Fred on the other hand doesn't even like music, let alone loud music. And if you know Fred - even just from reading the blog - you know that Fred is a man of few words. But sometimes those few words are hilarious.
One day this week, Fred announced that he was heading off to Canadian Tire after lunch.
"Great," I said. "While you are gone, I will make bread and knead the dough to Leonard Cohen. Leonard Cohen Loud" I said.
Fred responded with " Hmmm. Flat bread."
Have a great weekend everyone. Think of me casting on tonight at 6:30Pm Ontario time and wish me luck. Training only goes so far.