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01 February 2006 @ 01:17 pm
After much thinking, I've decided to challenge myself by knitting exclusively with Lion Brand yarns for the duration of the Olympics. Now, I'm not dissing the Lion...I use their yarns for lots of projects, but I have a hard time returning to them when some sassy little woolen bats her pretty eyes.

Project under consideration:

A sleeveless top
A baby blanket
Scarves, scarves, scarves!

ETA: The "Why"

There's actually a reason for this--I'm writing my dissertation and want to participate, but I just don't have the mental energy to do something that would be a technical challenge for me. I teach at JoAnn's and need to make some models that I can use for class preview days (using the yarns that they carry consistently). I have LB stashed for this purpose...and the projects I was planning for models are pretty mindless knits. So that's the why behind the knitting.
Call Me Madamohsochewy on February 1st, 2006 06:49 pm (UTC)
It's certainly an interesting idea, but I'm wondering where it came from :) Are you thinking of this because of the price/availability, given the possibility of multiple projects?

P.S. I ran into some Lion Wool and it knits up quite nicely. Similar price to other wools, though.
Niquildrvrniquildrvr on February 1st, 2006 07:35 pm (UTC)
I just edited to explain why. It was nice to find a "reason" to knit these projects I've been putting off.

I haven't tried the Lion Wool yet, but look forward to getting my hands on it, as well as their new cashmere blend. Since I teach knitters with a range of skills/budgets, it's nice to be able to speak to the properties of a range of yarns.
hedgemom: Olympicshedgemom on February 1st, 2006 07:37 pm (UTC)
Well, the store needs the sleeveless top more than scarves right now, being we're coming into summer. So I'd pick that.
Katiecaitrin on February 5th, 2006 06:29 am (UTC)
I've added Team Lion (Brand) to the official team list. Thanks!
yavnu on February 5th, 2006 08:03 pm (UTC)
Good luck on your dissertation
When I was working on mine (I am a clinical psychologist), I was given a mantra by a friend: the only good dissertation is a done dissertation. I am a bit of a perfectionist, don't know if you are, but in any case I wanted to send moral support for the big D, aka homework assignment from hell, and wish you luck on your Olympic project as well.