I will not be finishing my Olympic Knitting within the specified time frame. I have only 15" or so of the back of my Weasley Sweater done. Here's a nice closeup of the knitting I do have done, though:
The reason I only have this small amount done? I'm very nice and I said I would knit a scarf for a friend of mine as a present for her sister-in-law, Clair. So, I wound up knitting this scarf during pretty much every waking minute, leaving no time for my knitting/the Weasley sweater.
I was upset at first, thinking I was a bit of a failure. But then I realized that I had accomplished something different, maybe even more ambitious than the Weasley Sweater.
To make Clair's scarf, Jason and Liz (the gift givers) and I picked out some lovely Cascade 220 in a dark red, much like my Weasley Sweater above. We looked at scarf patterns and they said they wanted something simple, with short fringe on the ends. I saw a scarf that had a 3x1 rib--it made it look like stockinette, but didn't curl. (I later found out this was erroneous, but I fixed the curling with blocking.) I swatched, and "made up" my own pattern of 3x1 rib (RS= *k3, p1* rep about 12 times, k3). So, I was commissioned to do a piece, helped pick out the pattern and yarn, made up the pattern, knit it, blocked it (My FIRST blocking experience, my first 100% wool piece), trimmed it and gave it away, all within the Olympic time frame.
And so, I say to myself: self, you rock! And keep working on that Weasley Sweater, before it's too warm to wear it. :-)
With love to all the Olympic Knitters who did what they set out to do,
p.s. more pics and info at my blog