All dressed up with somewhere to go

This past weekend, when I was not crocheting (and sometimes when I was), I took the time to take in some of the coverage of the 2014 Olympics from Sochi, and I was not disappointed. In the crowd was a spectator all dressed up with somewhere to go.

I thoroughly enjoyed the spectacle of the opening ceremonies, with an eye in particular toward the costumes worn by members of the various teams from around the world, and while some commenters saw fit to grade the costumes worn during the opening ceremony, I was more inclined to sit back and enjoy rather than critique.

In an effort to find photos of some hats that were worn in the opening ceremonies that I suspected of being crochet, I went to what I think is the “official” website of the 2014 Winter Olympics and found this gem:

A spectator at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi all dressed up
A spectator at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi all dressed up

Why not an Olympic athlete, this ardent fan from Norway is there to support his country’s team, and given that as I write this post Norway leads the medal count with 7 (2 gold, 1 silver, and 4 bronze), it would seem that this Viking with a crocheted helmet and braided red beard has brought his Olympic team some luck.

While the athletes of the 2014 Winter Olympics brave the elements and the cold in pursuit of their various sports, I spent most of my weekend indoors, working on the baskets that I need to get done in order to loosen the organizing logjam that has formed.

I finished not only the off-white basket:

ikea cubby crochet basket
I finish a third Ikea cubby basket

but I started (and more importantly, completed) a bright yellow basket as well:

ikea cubby yellow crochet basket
and a fourth

Here are the four baskets I have completed so far:

four crochet baskets
Four baskets done

and here is how they look waiting on me to get busy and finish the four that remain:

four crochet baskets
and four to go

With two weeks to go until the closing ceremonies, I am hoping that I experience my own sort of crochet Olympic success and finish the four remaining baskets I need to move forward with my organization efforts.

Related post: So you want to make a crochet basket for an Ikea Expedit cubby?

2 thoughts on “All dressed up with somewhere to go

  1. Your baskets look wonderful. I’ve made similar ones for others but none for me–I may have to make some for myself now.

  2. Wow! thats a wonderful idea for organizing!
    They r so bright and beautiful against such gloomy weather!

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