Sorry folks, but today I have to brag about what Canada has done at these Olympic games before I say anything about knitting. We came into these games with a huge monkey on our backs – that of never having won a gold medal on home soil. Well, needless to say, we not only got that monkey off our backs, we gave it a good, swift, kick in the a**! With the Martin rink winning gold in curling today, Canada now has 13 gold medals. This is how that accomplishment breaks down:
- We are leading all countries with the number of gold medals won. With only two medal events left, we are guaranteed to win this race.
- We have won more medals than ever before for Canada, in either winter OR summer games.
- We have won more medals than any other host country ever has in winter history.
- We have tied two other countries with the number of gold medals ever won at the winter games – and we still have one to go!
I would just like to thank all the athletes for providing us with such an awesome display for the past 16 days. It’s hard to believe that 2 weeks have gone by so quickly and will be over tomorrow. The one bright spot for me however, is that now that the Olympics are over, I can get some knitting done! I didn’t realize how much of a distraction it would be to have the Olympics right here in Vancouver. Oh well, now that I know I can properly prepare for the second part and finishing my project for the knitting Olympics. If you have finished whatever you started for the knitting Olympics, you have my congratulations. I didn’t have anybody comment on here that they were doing anything specific, but remember that March 3rd starts another one at the kickoff of the Paralympic games. I have started another project – my first bead knitting project. I have strung a lot of beads unto a merino/cashmere blend yarn that I had in my stash and will hope to have something finished within the week.
I’d like to close today’s post with one final wish – for Canada to get its 14th gold medal in ice hockey. I predict a score of 4-2 for Canada. █ ♥ █