I had just enough time for some early-morning and break-time blog-skimming, and of course it took no time to learn about this.
I've just got one word for you people: SUCKAHS!!!!
Given that I have proven lately that a pretty simple cabled scarf and a pair of thrummed mittens are too challenging for me to complete in 16 days, I'm not going to humiliate myself by signing up for this. I'll challenge myself by maybe finishing one of the many things I already have on the needles. And I'll be sitting in the lodge by the fire and the telly, sipping hot chocolate with my feet up, watching the rest of you....uh.....having....uh....fun? There needs to be an audience -- everyone can't be a competitor, right?
Mwahahahahaha! But seriously, folks, if you choose to take part in this insanity, I will be on the sidelines cheering you on and I'll be there at the finish line with a good supply of water and straitjackets.
Meanwhile, I have been clued in that Lu has made a cool button for the Red Scarf Project. Like so:
Isn't it cute? (Save it to your own server, please, if you're going to take it.)
And yesterday, (because it is now after midnight) while my nose was at the transcript grindstone, I was multi-tasking. I dyed a big pot of Fisherman's Wool a to-die-for shade of red, in case I have time after the cashmere blend one, to churn out another. If I do, that one will be super-simple and bulky (I'll double or triple the yarn). It won't be machine washable, but really, how many teens and young 20-somethings do you think wash their scarves, anyway? I can't even remember the last time I did.
Back to the grindstone now. I took a break for yoga and a 2-minute shower and to write this post while eating a bowl of yogurt with blueberries, and I'm going to do 50 more pages before bedtime. Totally doable. Call it the Transcript Long-Jump Event.