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

TIME

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!

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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. 🏂🗻💛❄️

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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💛☺️✌️