Oh boy, does it. That's the motto of the other Olympics, but it certainly fits the Knitting Olympics too. We're hovering around 4000 athletes, and new teams are being added just about as quickly as I can keep up. Recent additions include Team Iceland, Team Florida, Team Rainbow, and, get this, Team NYPD. I have added all the teams I currently have, so if your team isn't on there, let me know. I also finally managed to add the buttons of the teams for which I am knitting on the sidebar. (Note: Those are just the teams I'm on. All the teams are listed here.)
I just watched the Opening Ceremonies while updating and knitting a bit, and a few comments:
What was with all the '80s music? How... Italian?
The Ferrari seemed to... not go. At least not very well. And that "pit stop"? Totally too long.
The Treemen! And the flaming rollerbladers! I loved it!
The Alpine dresses were pretty nifty too, in that "What on earth were they thinking?" way.
Why did the Italian national anthem not sound particularly familiar? (And I watch F1, so it's not like I never hear the Italian anthem.)
Yoko Ono. Blah.
Yay Bob Costas!
And how's my actual knitting, you ask? Well, last time you saw it there were three complete rounds. Now there are ten. But look! The links and teams page is all organized! With nested indents! I thought you'd all rather I spent my evening that way. Oh, and I packed. For this trip I've sort of vaguely mentioned. I'm flying to Florida in, um, about six hours, actually. (Eek! Maybe I should consider going to bed soon.) Then on Monday I'm flying to Texas. Back home a week from Sunday. My laptop is coming along, so keep sending me team updates. Internet access will be abundant in Texas, at least; Florida might be a bit trickier, but I'll do my best. If the teams page blows up or something, Steph and Erica know how to reach me.
I'll be bringing my sock on the plane, of course. Let's see how many strangers I can scare by babbling about the Knitting Olympics, shall we?