Comments: Knitting Olympics Links

Me, I'd love to see a Team New Hampshire button.

Posted by Folkcat at January 27, 2006 03:49 PM

Thanks for pulling all this together. I was going to do something simmilar. You know I've got to try and collect all those Olympic "pins". I'll let you know if I come across any more.

Posted by Kat at January 27, 2006 03:51 PM

So you will be knitting on your olympics project on the plane on the way here, huh? :)

Posted by aisling at January 28, 2006 12:35 AM

Thanks for adding the Dulaan's Olypians ;)

Posted by Isela at January 30, 2006 12:56 PM

Team Canada - and also the Canadian Olympic Knitting Team - Great list!

Posted by peggy at February 2, 2006 06:30 PM

There's a Team Chicago button ripe for the plucking on my blog - I made it at the request of some local knitters. I don't know of a Web site yet, though.

Posted by Franklin at February 3, 2006 02:06 PM

I've just finished setting up a blog for Team Canada at We're small so far but we're looking for new members. Anyone interested can e-mail me at "s m grant at rogers dot com" for an invite. And if any of the other teams want to be linked from our blog we have a "rivals" section for those.


Posted by Sarah Grant at February 3, 2006 02:08 PM

I edited that link to add the two subsequent journal entries with more buttons. I should probably be Team Too Busy Making Buttons To KNit, huh?

Posted by beadslut at February 3, 2006 02:37 PM

We're small, and we don't have a button, but there's a gang in Cambridge UK getting together for an opening ceremonies party.
Mary de B, Team Canada member overseas.

Posted by Mary de B at February 3, 2006 02:37 PM

Team Scotland. No website, but two buttons over the past few days on my blog.

Posted by Lorna at February 3, 2006 02:46 PM

If anybody starts a Team California or northern CA, count me in.

Posted by AlisonH at February 3, 2006 03:06 PM

Hi, could you please add Team DPN to the list.

You can qualify for this team by:

1) Doing a project for the Olympics that uses DPNs (AND / OR)

2) Poking people during the Olympics with your DPNs

Posted by Whit at February 3, 2006 03:12 PM

Because I am a Peruvian citizen as well as an American citizen, I have a Team Peru button on my blog. Plus another, different Team USA button.

Thank you for doing this!

Posted by Ryan at February 3, 2006 03:14 PM

Team Colorado has an in-progress blog in addition to the closing ceremonies site:

Posted by Alex at February 3, 2006 03:23 PM

I have a team from Wisconsin, hope you can post our little blog and possibly create more interest!Thanks for all of your hard work!

Posted by spiderlady at February 3, 2006 03:31 PM

Does anyone have a cafe press store about this challenge? I'd love a sticker and a t-shirt to reward myself after this is all over. Let me know if you find something.

Posted by Nicole at February 3, 2006 04:12 PM

Someone needs to be captain of team "first socks," because I made a button before I decided to create (and thus be captain of) team "baby knits." no button for baby knits yet, but give me a day or three.

first socks button here:

Posted by jen at February 3, 2006 04:22 PM

We've got Team Iowa, sort of, over at Iowa Chicks Knitting! We've even got buttons =)

Posted by roggey at February 3, 2006 04:24 PM

We are Sock Team USA at!!!

Posted by trek at February 3, 2006 04:37 PM

Hate to be a pest, but you've got my name wrong on the roster. I'm listed there as "Same Gates". While this moniker may be useful for finding the right entrance... :-).

Thanks for doing all this for us.
--Sam Gates

Posted by Sam at February 3, 2006 04:40 PM

Team Luxemburg is one of the smaller groups in the classic opening procession, but we are bravely waving our adopted flag and our sharp needles. So far, there's just two of us... (anyone with some kind of luxemburgish connection is welcome to join our friendly little group!)

Our button can be picked up at or

Posted by Jorun at February 3, 2006 04:41 PM

Hi - I started up a Scottish team (there's two whole people so far). Anyone is welcome - liking scotch is a plus, but not a necessity ;o)

Thanks for doing all of this :o)

Posted by JessaLu at February 3, 2006 05:14 PM

I don't think it counts as a real team, because it's just me, but I do have a button for Team Northern Arizona:

Posted by Amanda at February 3, 2006 05:21 PM

*Waaaaaaaaaah* Still no 'Team Expat'??

Posted by Elemmaciltur at February 3, 2006 05:23 PM

I don't think it counts as a real team, because it's just me, but I do have a button for Team Northern Arizona:

Posted by Amanda at February 3, 2006 05:28 PM

I saw a Team what was I thinking button here. I have no blog, but I am on the Northern California thrumed sock team.

Posted by Peg at February 3, 2006 08:36 PM

we have a yahoo group for Team USA as well...

Posted by lanie at February 3, 2006 09:44 PM

i started a little knit-along for those participants in the olympics who are making their first clapotis. if you are one of them, come check it out at:

Posted by jackie at February 3, 2006 11:26 PM

I can't find the place on your website to register for the Knitters Olympics.
I'm in Everett, WA., teaching a class of enthusiastic beginner who would like to join in the fun. Can you help me out with what it takes to register and need I choose a team...doesn't seem to be one for this areas...Pacific NW.

Best and quite like your ideas...Phyllis

Posted by Phyllis G at February 4, 2006 03:44 AM

Anyone organising TeamGB? Team England? We seem to have a button but no leader!

Come on chaps, let's be jolly about this and get together an awfully spiffing bunch. I'll bring lashings of ginger beer if someone else will make the cucumber sandwiches ;-)

Posted by Gill at February 4, 2006 03:48 AM

Team Finland has got The Blog, that button (where your Team Finland leads) is in my blog, but team blog is Could you change that please?

And thank You for your grat work :).

Posted by tikru at February 4, 2006 06:21 AM

Sign me up...please.

JayneH - cabled socks

Posted by Jayne Hall at February 4, 2006 10:30 AM

We now have a Team Harry Potter for those knitting HP related projects! We have a Livejournal account for team_hp, so anybody interested is welcome to join us.

Posted by Sunny at February 4, 2006 11:46 AM

Wow, thanks for gathering all this! I made a Bob Costas button, for those who like him. It's not for a specific team.

Posted by larissa at February 4, 2006 11:50 AM

Gill - I'll be saying "Bravo" from the sidelines for TeamGB and will happily help make the afternoon tea. Jolly hockeysticks.

Posted by Jael at February 4, 2006 12:29 PM

Are there any knitters from the South San Francisco Bay Area, specifically South Santa Clara County and San Benito County?

Posted by Martin Jimenez at February 4, 2006 02:37 PM

I apologize, I forogt to identify myself in the last post. I am a journalist and thought it would be fun to do a story on any locals who might be going.

Posted by Martin Jimenez at February 4, 2006 02:39 PM

During the Knitting Olympics I will knit the Fog Chaser Jacket in Snitter's Stash

Posted by Emily at February 4, 2006 06:18 PM

We have Team Threaded Bliss. You can read about us here ( and here ( Both pages have our button.

Thanks Kat for helping to make this behemoth project so much fun.

Posted by sheila n. w. at February 4, 2006 09:06 PM

I'm Dympna from San Francisco
I finally decided that I'm going to knit a Mary Maxim sweater. It is one of the Halloween Sweaters. It is intarsa. I hate intarsa.

Posted by Dympna at February 4, 2006 10:37 PM

Hey there. We're Team Pie, a group of net friends who met via a discussion board. Our button's on there, feel free to swipe.


Posted by chicagowench at February 4, 2006 10:48 PM

Team PGH (that's Pittsburgh, PA). I'm planning an event at a local sports bar (Damon's at the Waterfront) on Sunday Feb 19. We hope to take it over with Olympic Knitters. Family and friends to cheer on the knitters are welcome.

Posted by LaurieG at February 4, 2006 10:51 PM

Thanks for posting my bad attitude "Team What The Hell Was I Thinking!" I've added a far more sedate "Team Ohio" as well.

Fun list, by the way!

Posted by Lee Ann at February 5, 2006 12:57 PM

Another button, another team... knitting in public

Posted by alice bell at February 5, 2006 03:36 PM

I've been collecting buttons and some actually are linked to teams. I wouldn't encourage anyone to try this unless you have a lot of time to waste. :)

Posted by Paula at February 5, 2006 05:33 PM

Could it be that there is no Team New York? Well, I just fixed that!! Go here:

Thanks for collecting all this info!!

Posted by Valerie at February 5, 2006 06:18 PM

Hey, Thanks for all this organization! Can you add me to the Knitting Olympics (specifically the Team Chicago/Team DPN lists)? I am planning on completing at least one Lava flow sock from the sockbug pattern.

Posted by Jodi at February 5, 2006 08:18 PM

I couldn't find a Team Maine! So, I've created a simple button that anyone wanting to use can find it here:

Posted by Kelly at February 5, 2006 09:28 PM

Hi, Kat!

Can I sign up for the Olympics through you? How cool you are the Official Librarian of the Knitting Olympics! I think such a title deserves a crown at the very least. :)

I am still deciding on my project... the ones I thought of right now seem not challenging enough. (how crazy am I?!)

Posted by Jessica/ frecklegirl at February 5, 2006 10:49 PM

The MSNBC link isn't working. Let me know if you need any help. I've been searching for "Olympic Kniting Pins" to collect.

Posted by Kat at February 5, 2006 11:16 PM

Hi Kat & everyone, I covered the Knitting Olympics on Blogging Baby today.

Posted by larissa at February 6, 2006 01:10 PM

I want a button for a kids team!!!! Someone want to make one? Anyone found one? It's for my daughter.

Posted by Katilo at February 6, 2006 01:27 PM

Oh, Kat....I did find two other buttons at

Posted by Katilo at February 6, 2006 01:28 PM

Hi everyone,

Irish Knitting Team (no website) has buttons here: "Drink first, then knit" button courtesy of JenLa!

Posted by melinda at February 6, 2006 03:43 PM

Oh, what the heck. Texas needs representation! I've set up a Livejournal community and a Texas button for any Lone Star Olympians! (We're our own country, right?) ;)

Posted by Erin at February 6, 2006 07:12 PM

Sign me up for Team USA!

Posted by Sara in WI at February 6, 2006 07:37 PM

I'm going to try Hanne Falkenberg Lascala. This will be my first attempt at one of her designs. I'm a bit nervous, but less nervous than if I were plunging down an icy track on a bobsled!!

Add me to team Chicago. Thanks!

Posted by Maria at February 6, 2006 07:59 PM

The Knitting Olympics made the Dewey Blog today!

Posted by anne with an e at February 6, 2006 08:04 PM

There are a few of us crazies (Dual-letes) that are part of the Knitting and Crocheting Olympics.

You can find a button here.

Posted by Vera at February 6, 2006 11:04 PM

There are a few of us crazies (Dual-letes) that are part of the Knitting and Crocheting Olympics.

You can find a button here.

Posted by Vera at February 6, 2006 11:06 PM

I'll be knitting a Chemo Hat and cemo cap for a friend

Posted by Diana B at February 7, 2006 12:28 AM

Add me to Team Chicago- It will be my first attempt at knitting with two colors at the same time, A Fair Isle Hat!


Posted by Elaine at February 7, 2006 09:19 AM

Our group of customers at Hand Held - A Knitting Gallery in Fayetteville, Arkansas is thoroughly enjoying the Olympic Knitting Competition. I would like to submit a loosely knitted team entry - Team Hand Held. We all have our own projects, but are supporting each other, as any team would, with food, drink and encouragement. I, personally, am knitting Elizabeth Zimmerman's Babies' Garter-Stitch Suprise Jacket.

Posted by joy williams at February 7, 2006 10:07 AM

Here's wishing everyone success with their comittment. My patriotic lap throw will be delivered to a man or woman in uniform at Walter Reed's Fisher House.

Posted by Beverly at February 7, 2006 12:08 PM

I'm also part of Team Hand Held in Fayetteville, AR. Paul, the "I can't believe he is making a sweater" guy who is already on the list, is my inspiration.

I'm making the Anthracite Shawl from Knitters Mag.

Yay Team!

Posted by Jane Foster at February 7, 2006 01:51 PM

Team Cambridge has a button! And a web page! It's at
Could you (in a spare moment!) change the link from the opening party (Cambridge UK Opening Ceremonies Party) to this page?
Thanks so much -- I've found lots of interesting things following the links here! Let the games begin!

Posted by Mary de B at February 7, 2006 02:20 PM

Hi Kat,

This is an update to my knitting olympics entry. Under "Jennifer W" please update the following:

Fiber Trends Wide brim felted hat and Patons felted satchel

Thanks for all your help with the olympics

Posted by Jennifer Wallace at February 7, 2006 03:25 PM

I'll be knitting the Lace Leaf Pullover (Teva Durham:
I'm swatching, I'm swatching...

Posted by the Shizzknit at February 7, 2006 04:42 PM

Team Booze & Yarn will be representing the Knitting Olympics in style from the Lower East Side of Manhattn, NYC, hosting live support groups at bars around town throughout the 2 week marathon. GO KNITTERS!

Posted by Miss1932 at February 7, 2006 05:33 PM

Team Booze & Yarn will be representing the Knitting Olympics in style from the Lower East Side of Manhattn, NYC, hosting live support groups at bars around town throughout the 2 week marathon. GO KNITTERS!

Posted by Miss1932 at February 7, 2006 05:35 PM

Hi there!

I don't know if this is the right place for it, but I'd like to sing up for the Olympic craze. If It's still possible! I'm in Team Finland and I'll be doing a Branching out scarf and an Apple scarf which you can find at .

I hope I'm in time to sing up, but if not... well that's my loss.
I'll come to see if you've had time to reply here.

Goog knitting!

Posted by pia at February 7, 2006 05:50 PM

What, No Team Connecticut? We have to find something....

Posted by Judi at February 7, 2006 07:23 PM

I'd like to join the knitting olympics. My project
will be my first set of mittens. Knit Picks "Northern
Lights Mittens"

My live journal (which is not knitting only) is

Posted by Julia at February 7, 2006 09:16 PM

Sign me up! Socks using the magic loop!

Posted by Cristi at February 7, 2006 10:16 PM

I started a Team India. Everyone is welcome to join at There is also a team button. Thanks Kat for your hard work along with yarn harlot to make the Knitting Olympics happen! Mani :)

Posted by Mani at February 7, 2006 11:20 PM

I am the first member of team Hawai`i. Anyone with a connection to my home state is welcome.

Posted by Mokihana at February 8, 2006 03:03 AM

Oh, there's no spanish team -_-

Posted by elewa at February 8, 2006 06:52 AM

How about a "Team Western New York"? Anyone with me, or do I have to use my sub-par graphic skills to try and make a button?

Posted by Whitney at February 8, 2006 08:58 AM

I've made buttons for Team Philadelphia and Team New Jersey. They're on my site today. Thank you!

Posted by Cara at February 8, 2006 10:02 AM

I could not find the email address to send in my entry for the Olympics. So I've missed the deadline. May I please be included.

Debbie - branching out scarf

Posted by Debbie at February 8, 2006 11:48 AM

Sorry for the late post, but I'm sure I signed up to join in - and not sure what group I'm in. There are a number of Tish's - but no Tisha:) Please let me know - I hope I'm not going crazy:) But, if I'm on the list I'm going to knit a baby blanket, baby sweater and booties.

Posted by Tisha at February 8, 2006 03:43 PM

I guess I'm out of it. I didn't know you were keeping a list. I started Team El Salvador!

Posted by Lucia at February 8, 2006 04:04 PM

I am the Chef de Mission for Team TitBit. We have many buttons! Challenge is to knit a TitBit and donate it for a fundraising auction. The TitBit you knit does not have to be wearable - the wilder the better!
Kat - please add Team TitBit to your specific projects list.

Posted by Gina at February 8, 2006 06:40 PM

Okay, I've done it!

Join Team Western New York!

simply go to my site and get the amazing button!

Posted by Whitney at February 8, 2006 06:49 PM

Here I am a day late and an idea short... I was trying to decide what to make, and now the deadline to enter has passed. If you would be so kind as to add me to the list with a Clapotis, I would be ever so grateful. Thank you.
Sue DeB,
Somers, WI
Also on Team WI

Posted by Sue DeBettignies at February 8, 2006 07:31 PM

I think we need Team Graduate Students. Or Team Uni, perhaps. Something for those of us with so much homework that completion will definitely be a challenge. ;)

Who's with me?

Posted by dancingbarefoot at February 8, 2006 07:59 PM

Heloo, I want to join, but I didnīt realize how to do this.
My name is Ivana and I am going to knit modular pullover for 6years old daughter of my sister.
I am quite expirienced knitter, but this way o fknitting is new to me.

Posted by Ivana at February 9, 2006 05:00 AM

Is there a Team GREECE? Anyone willing to join email me at!!

Posted by yarn_diva at February 9, 2006 11:42 AM

I hope I'm not too late to sign up, though I fear that I am. If not, sign me up for "socks, yes, two of them".

I'll be casting on soon...

Posted by Elise at February 10, 2006 12:30 AM

I have just set up the Team Nebraska site - Kat will get the link working as soon as she has a free moment, but in the meantime, feel free to visit, join and get a button. It is a group blog and I would love to see some members from our great state. (Besides, what else can you do in Nebraska in the winter? *g*)

Posted by Adelle at February 10, 2006 04:10 AM

The Knitting Olympics was mentioned on Swedish national television on Wednesday feb 8th! A girl in my knitting group, Tove, was interviewed on the current knitting trend in Sweden and the journalist asked her about the knitting olympics ("Stick-OS" in Swedish). You can see the clip on the internet, Tove has a direct link from her blog. It's in swedish and you have to fast forward about 5 minutes before it starts.
Check out the link at Tove's blog:


Posted by Katarina at February 10, 2006 09:26 AM

The free newspaper Metro in Stockholm hade an article about knitting olympics today - (in swedish) check out s. 3


Posted by Catrin at February 13, 2006 02:33 AM

Team Sweden now has a blog!


Posted by Katarina at February 13, 2006 04:38 AM

The Team Norway blog is to be found at - come register!!!

Posted by femiknitter at February 13, 2006 11:33 AM

wanna put my team rogue ( on the list?

Posted by emily at February 15, 2006 10:42 PM

Two things.

1. Jessalu and I started Team Curling--for knitters with curly hair (or who like curly hair).

2. There was a editorial/blog from the San Mateo newspaper whose author jokes at the end about competing with knitting next time around. I sent her an e-mail telling her there already was such a thing, and she thanked me for letting her know. Funny, though! (The link:

Posted by --Deb at February 18, 2006 09:33 PM

I see we've missed to inform you that Team Sweden and the Olympics got HALF A PAGE in color (I am in the photo) in Swedens biggest paper Aftonbladet. Link to pdf here:

Posted by Lisa at February 28, 2006 03:25 PM

Please list Team Cuba. I'm the only member and there's a button on my blog. Thanks!

Posted by Mary at March 1, 2006 10:14 AM

I didn't know this was here and am late to post Team Kvetch! There's a button on my blog for anyone who thinks it suits them!!!

Posted by Z at March 1, 2006 08:27 PM