Wednesday, February 17, 2010

2010 Olympics Fever

This was the view that greeted me as I was walking around BC Place on my way to the check-in gate at 6:45AM this morning. It was so breathtakingly beautiful that I had to pull out my cell phone to take a couple of pictures.

The dark objects along the bottom are little Inuksuks along the shoreline. It was really amazing. There must have been at least a hundred or more of them. This just reminded me that I'm lucky to be where I am. It's so easy to forget; being where I am, it's like being in the eye of the hurricane. I forget what's going on around me until I step outside. I'm always surprised at the level of excitment that's in this city right now. Despite the work stress leading up to this point, it is so cool to be part of something this big. This city is going nuts!

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Red "O" Mitts - the Reader's Digest Version

I wanted something Olympic-like and functional for those fun times when I'm sitting outside at the check-in tent. My red mittens would be perfect but just can't write with them on. The solution? Half mitts. It only took a couple of hours on Friday. The Friday we had off because they're doing a security sweep of our offices. These mitts are red - same wool as the full sized mittens - but for some reason, looks pinky in this light.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

2010 Olympics - a knit-free zone?

Hmmm...going to have to rethink how I'm going to knit my Ravelympic project. Just found out that I may not be able to bring my knitting through the check points for my venue. Which means I won't be able to knit on transit going to & from work. I'm going to have to leave my project in my office.