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Olympic love + Norwegian curling pants revisited

February 12th, 2014

My family and I are huge fans of the Olympics.  HUGE fans.  Especially the Winter Olympics.   The Olympics transcend sports and competition, but through sports the world comes together.  In peace.  In awesomeness.  Global conflicts are set aside (for the most part), and people represent countries - not the politicians, or monarchies, or leaders, or dictators, or rebels, or evil doers… but people like you and me — our kids, our siblings, our parents, and our friends.  Global happy.  I get really irritated with the Internets dogging the Olympics (I’m talking to you AV Club), and I feel bad when the magnitude of the Olympics is just. not. got. Go, happy, go!

When the last Winter O’s were in Vancouver, BC, we drove up there just to be there. No events. Just to be there. My blog post about our trip Vancouver is here.   I heart Canada people. Go, Canada, Go!
Vancouver 2010

One of my favorite things about the Vancouver Olympics was the Norwegian Curling team’s uniforms. Pretty much my MOST FAVORITE THING EVER, Olympics or not. And the Norwegians are at it again (and some other teams, too). My head exploded and little bubbles of joy floated out of my skull’s cracks when I eyed this on google images today:

I got all nostalgic thinking about Vancouver, and I how I want to celebrate with fabric, needle and thread again. So for now, I’m revisiting my Norwegian Curling Pants Market Bag project. I heart curling people. Go, curling, go!
Norwegian Curling Pants Market Bag

In other Olympic awesomeness, this story made my heart swell - and I bet even the anti-olympicite Internets would experience some heart swelling from this, too.

– My trip to Vancouver, BC
– Make my Norwegian Curling Pants Market Bag

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16 Responses

  1. The fabulous Krista-Poppyprint allegedly said:

    We heart you back. Did you hear about the Canadian long track skater that gave up his spot in the 1000m so that his stronger teammate who fell in qualifying could race? He ended up with the silver medal and wants to saw it in half so they can share it.

  2. The fabulous Melissa Miller allegedly said:

    The Norwegian curling team pants was my favorite thing about the last Olympics. I’m glad they have crazy pants again but I don’t like them as much as Vancouver. Nice bag.

  3. The fabulous laurie allegedly said:

    The Olympics have been on non-stop here. Love them! Love your pants/bag and love you too!

  4. The fabulous Sharon allegedly said:

    So fun! The world be a better place if we had more Olympics and we all wore pants like the curlers. How could not smile at everyone you met?

  5. The fabulous Paula allegedly said:

    Well, in Canada, we seem to be taking credit for the nice cross-country ski coach and his actions … but it’s nice to see a news story that notes he is an Oregonian! We can share him! Love the curling pants this time too!

  6. The fabulous A.J. Dub (Amy) allegedly said:

    FYI: The links in the old post no longer go to the pattern. We get a “age not found” pop up.

    I love love love their pants as well. I can’t watch the Olympics live since we don’t have tv at the moment. :(
    But, I can enjoy all the pics!

      Thanks for letting me know, Amy - all fixed! - Monica

  7. The fabulous dana allegedly said:

    My love for the Olympics knows no bounds. If I had vacation, I’d take it just to watch them all day on TV. I spend half the time weeping, but in a good “sport is awesome! People are awesome!” way. :)
    Yay for sportsmanship and the Oregonian/Canadian.

  8. The fabulous Mary Anne Drury allegedly said:

    I’m a big fan of the Olympics and humans being good and kind …… and I’m a HUGE fan of JAZZY Britches !!! :)

  9. The fabulous Susan in OK allegedly said:

    I think the Americans could take a lesson from the Norwegians and get some “cool” curling pants - I mean really cool. I was watching the commentators and they have no clue what the patterns are called - I guess they are so busy with THEIR day jobs they don’t have time to quilt. Do they not know there are even hand quilting projects? lol Rosey Grier was famous for doing needlepoint. I think the Russians did a phenomenal job of incorporating the beauty of the patchwork quilt throughout the Olympics.

  10. The fabulous Kristin allegedly said:

    Another take on Curling and textiles: have you seen any Curler’s Crying Towels? I have one and there are always some on Etsy. They are bizarre and wonderful.

  11. The fabulous Kristin allegedly said:

    I am missing all the Olympics since we cut our cable cord, but enjoy following the stories online. Did you see this awesomeness? Go, Canada, Go! indeed!


  12. The fabulous Amy Anderson allegedly said:

    I also love the Olympics AND curling AND the Norwegian pants. I’m from Norwegian heritage. We have fantastic fashion sense :0

  13. The fabulous DianeP allegedly said:

    Yea Monica! I was hoping you’d post about the Norwegian Curling Team - they are spectacular, aren’t they?

    There’s nothing like the Olympic spirit - wish the world could be like that all the time.

    The freestyle skier who wants to adopt the homeless puppies is a heartwarmer too!

  14. The fabulous Tempus fugit allegedly said:

    I love your bag ! Thanks for the tuto !

  15. The fabulous Ellen allegedly said:

    And what about the spirit and courage of the magnificent Jeremy Abbott! And the crowd who “applauded” him into getting up and finishing. He got a medal from me. And my kids saying why are you crying mom, what’s the matter?

  16. The fabulous Amanda allegedly said:

    I super heart the Olympics too! And thanks for sharing the heart swelling story…that’s what the Olympics is all about :)
    Have a happy V-day!

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