At the moment the torch is lit tonight to begin the Olympics 2010, more than 2000 knitters will cast on to knit a challenging project of their choice that must be completed before the torch is extinguished at the end. We're joining the yarnharlot. Read her inspiring and hilarious introduction. There are other knitting groups on the web forming their own "knit with the Olympics" plans for tonight. I had signed up to attempt my first Fair Isle mittens, using both the continental and the English methods for two-handed stranding--a real challenge for me--a continental knitter. But, I discovered there is a call for "helmet liners for soldiers," that are being sent to soldiers in Afghanistan. I've had a soldier in Afghanistan and I've decided to join that cause instead. When the torch is lit tonight, I'll cast on dark olive 100% wool to knit a helmet liner before the torch is extinguished on Sunday, February 28.