Boston Selected as U.S. Bid for 2024 Summer Olympics


The United States Olympic Committee announced Thursday that Boston will represent the country’s bid to host the 2024 summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Beantown beat out San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. for the spot. Assuming the International Olympic Committee approves the New England hub as an applicant, Boston and the other international candidates will then prepare a plan for hosting the events that includes logistics like venues, transportation and security.

Boston’s Mayor Marty Walsh tweeted his delight Thursday and called the pick an “exceptional honor for Boston.”

“It is an exceptional honor for Boston to be chosen as the U.S.representative in the running for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games,” he said in a statement. “This selection is in recognition of our city’s talent, diversity and global leadership. Our goal is to host an Olympic and Paralympic Games that are innovative, walkable and hospitable to all. Boston…

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Hello 2015!!!

Woah! What a whirlwind the end of 2014 was for me. Knitting all of my gifts this year was so rewarding. Seeing the photos of my loved ones with their knit items put a big huge smile on my face & warmed my heart💛 I knit 4 Barley Hats by Tin Can Knits. My brother & two nephews got one & my to be brother-in-law got the 4th.

2015/01/img_0557.jpg My beautiful Sister-in-law got the GAP-tastic Cowl by Jen Geigley. For the cowl I used Knit Picks Billow. I also made one for myself earlier in the fall & knew she had to have one! ☺️ The boys hats were knit up with Wool of the Andes Worsted & Tweed. I’m now obsessed with tweed yarn! I knit my soon to be Father-in-law Jared Flood’s Turn A Square hat. I also used the Wool of the Andes Worsted for his hat. This yarn is 100% Peruvian Wool and I found it to be very soft. I used the Billow yarn for the infinity scarf I knit up for my soon to be Mother-in-law. I just winged the pattern. I did around 15 rows of k5, p5 around then 20 rows of Stockinette with random strings of garter thrown in and ending with 15 more rows of k5, p5. I knit my Mum the Holey Hat! She lives in Maine & has very long hair like myself & likes to wear it up with hats so this was perfect for her! I used Brava Bulky by Knit Picks and the pattern is by SplitStitch Designs. My Daddio has been wanting a pair of hand knit socks since I knit my first pair and gave them to my Mum. I finally got that going for him!!! I did run out of time and only got one sock done for him😳 🙈

2015/01/img_0558.jpg I started these socks in the summer & had so many dang oh sknits!!!! (If you haven’t watched In A sKnit podcast you should totally do so!!! They are amazing!💛👍) Back to the sock sknits! I had purchased a set of Addi’s when I was in Virginia in the fall of 2013. The package said US 1 and that was great cause that’s what I wanted. Many moons later after a pair & a half of socks did I realize & discover that they were US 2’s!!!!! (🙈No wonder those socks didn’t fit me!) Well I frogged them & started again. My Dad has pretty fat feet! It was nerve wracking knitting these since I wouldn’t know if they fit him until I had shipped them as his gift! Well luckily they did & he can’t wait for the other one! (I better hurry up!) I started knitting one at a time for a change and I must say I like it better. I do love the fact that two at a time is so much more rewarding and you have a finished pair, but I like the relaxed pace of one at a time. I also just knit my second ever cuff down sock! God I have been missing out!!! The fit is so different and I love the construction of the heel on cuff down!



2015/01/img_0172.jpg The sock is Hermione’s Everyday Sock by Erica Lueder. I LOVE this sock so much!!! I have to hurry up and finish my Dad’s sock so I can finish mine!!! (Or I could just buy another needle😝) My soon to be Sister-in-law got a Picholine Hat in one of her favorite colors!

2015/01/img_0559.jpg I used the Brava Bulky and I love knitting this hat! I have made several for my friends and am about to make myself one! Mother Nature blanketed the Cascades with a Christmas miracle of lots of snow!❄️ The resort opened up finally & we were able to go to work!!! What an insane 2 weeks of opening the restaurant for the season. We have 90% new employees & we are new to running the show! What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger & if that isn’t true I don’t know what is! Many tests were put forth to us these past holiday weeks and I believe we emerged on top despite all the setbacks we endured. Finally also got to go riding for the first time this season & this year! So long overdue. 🏂🗻💛❄️


2015/01/img_0551.jpg We took our tree down yesterday & went to celebrate a friend who just passed’s birthday in full glory with a Christmas tree burn! I miss my Christmas decorations already! 🎄

2015/01/img_0546.jpg I also finally got a chance to get my wheel out! I missed it so much. I was working 10-14 hours a day for two weeks and when I got home I was just so exhausted. It was great to be spinning again. I am on the second 2 oz. of my Spun Right Round braid. It is called Darkside of the Room and is Ramboulleit. This fiber is so dreamy to spin💛

2015/01/img_0448.png I hope you are all having a great start to your 2015! 🎇🎉 See you next time & happy crafting💛☺️✌️

25 Days of Gift Knitting🎄❤️ & Spinning Shenanigans!

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by☺️ I hope you are enjoying your December! My days are almost fully consumed with finishing my Christmas gifts!

I have been knitting my first sweater this fall! It has been very fun & I really enjoy it. My guy has been wanting me to make him one for a while to wear while snowboarding.

I am trying to figure out what I will be knitting once the gift knitting & sweater is finished! Yes selfish knitting time is in my near future!!! I have been adding loads of patterns to my cart on Rav. Now just to narrow it down & pick one☺️

Christmas also pushes my crafty nook into the guest room and it ends up looking like a hodgepodge of snowboards & craft tornado!



I have just finished spinning my first braid of roving on my new wheel! My guy got me an Ashford Traveller for an early Christmas & every other holiday till my birthday next year present!



I just started spinning this summer so I am still green around the gills if you will! I will get more in depth with all my spinning in my next post I promise! The braid I just spun up was a BFL braid from the indie dyer Rachel who is know as On The RoundShe is a fabulous dyer in Maine 💛 my home state✌️

I split the 4 oz. braid in fourths & spun starting at the same end each time. I spun 2 oz on each bobbin & I tried to keep as uniform and thin as I could as I planned on making a 2 ply from 2 bobbins. My goal was a worsted weight & I got pretty darn close! It is still a bit thick & thin, but oh my spinning BFL is dreamy! I sure do love that long staple length!





I gave it a bath in my favorite wool wash SOAK! SOAK WashIt smells incredible & I think is a great way to wash your handspun yarn, knit items or delicates! SOAK did a photo challenge in Instagram this September for knitters & I actually was one of the winners! I got a sweet gift pack with the new fragrance Unleash {smells INCREDIBLE} & a bottle of the Aquae lotion also smells great! Some wicked fun temp tattoos & a few other sweet treats!


I am long winded & known for my tangents…so I am gonna go for today & leave you with some photos!

Thank you so much if you are returning to check me out again & if this is your first visit thank you for stopping by!!!

Take care & happy crafting ☺️💛✌️











Welcome to TheKnittyPirate!

Hi there & thanks for stopping by! I am Emma & I am also know as TheKnittyPirate. You can find me on Ravelry & Instagram under the same name & there you can take a look at all of my knitting, spinning & life shenanigans!

I have been knitting for about 5 years, crocheting for almost 12 years & I just got very into spinning this year! I really enjoy all kinds of crafts!!! My Mum is quite the crafty lady & I am so lucky to have gotten this love for these artsy crafts from her💛

I live with my fiancée in Greenwater, Washington & we both work up at the ski resort Crystal Mountain!
Crystal Mountain Washington
We have 2 crazy dogs who we love more than anything!🐶💚



We live very close to Mt. Rainier National Park (The Sunrise side). It is so beautiful & we are very lucky to be able to live so close to such a beautiful park & a gorgeous mountain. Beautiful views, hikes & drives are everywhere & I 😍 love so much where I get to live & play!
Mt. Rainier National Park




It being Christmastime❤️🎄💚 I try my best to make the gifts that I give to my family & friends☺️ I have been very busy getting all these awesome gifts to go from WIPs to FO’s as quickly as I can so I can get them all done in time to send off to the east coast! I grew up in Salem, Massachusetts & Roxbury, Maine. I have that happy mix of city girl & country gal.

A few hats I have knit up for the holidays soon to be off to happy holiday recipients🎅

I love Christmas so much! It is one of my favorite times of the year🎄❄️❤️ We just got our tree yesterday. Living in the woods has lots of perks☺️ This is our second winter here together & our second tree from the backyard/woods.

I have been spinning a lot lately & can’t wait to show you what I have been working on! Hope you check back & see what spinning shenanigans I have been up to!

So long for now!
Happy crafting☺️💛✌️