I truly do love the Olympics, and while I was knitting my hands sore the past few weeks, I realized that it's such an amazing thing to have people from all over the world come to the same place and compete. I love that there are sports that we Americans don't know and that there are sports that other countries don't know. Sociology experiments abound. And I love watching all sorts of competitions, so it has been wonderful to knit and watch and be amazed at how my projects grow inch by inch while I'm passing the time being entertained.
And to continue the wonder of the Olympics, I received a package in the mail yesterday that has some yarn in it titled "London 2012." It's a colorway of Lorna's Laces created for Jimmy Beans Wool. JBW cut the price of the yarns in this color way based on the number of medals the Americans won. I couldn't wait until my very own Olympics yarn arrived and I could work on my Olympics socks. And how amazingly fortuitous that I finished the purple socks on Tuesday so that I could start the Olympic socks on Wednesday?
And that's exactly what I did.
Aren't they going to be so pretty?