In Training

Huzzah! The Animator’s Wife has finally pulled the yarn back out of the old crochet trunk! This calls for a celebration! And just what do I have to thank for this momentous occasion? Why it’s time for the 2008 Crochet Games of Ancient Greece, and The Animator’s Wife is currently in training.

The Crochet Games are being hosted by Crochetville. The rules are to begin a challenging crochet project during the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing on August 8th, and finish it before the closing ceremony on August 24th. For her challenge, The Animator’s Wife will be crocheting Robyn Chachula’s Rugged Vest. Why is it a challenge? It uses thin yarn and a small-ish hook, which makes it more time-consuming and thus more challenging to finish in a two-week stretch. Like the Rock-a-Star Baby Blankie, it’s going to be another race to the finish!

The Animator’s Wife is diligently preparing for these great games. She’s already bought the yarn and winded it into balls, taken all of The Animator’s measurements (for he is the intended recipient of the vest), and gathered all her supplies. And now we play the waiting game...

Rugged Vest Pattern