WELL! Seems I have both touched a funny bone and garnered quite a bit of support! I am very excited to have heard from so many people, so many great comments on yesterday’s post! Thank you so much, everyone.
So, did you watch the Opening Ceremonies??? Did you have fun? Was your favorite part Queen Elizabeth II diving out of that helicopter with Daniel Craig to the 007 theme song? Thought I would spew Montepulciano out of my nose. But I kept calm and knit on.
We had some friends come over to watch the night’s events with us and this is how they showed up:
Best part – Tom has the Olympics’ theme song playing on his iPhone. Second best part – the torch is a Magnum flashlight with a can of sterno taped to the top. Other best part – they left it here and we’re taking it back to their house – re-lit – when we gather to watch the Closing Ceremonies over there.
But now to what ya really wanna know – how did I do in the KnitOlympics yesterday? I finished ONE WHOLE PROJECT:
Okay, full disclosure, it just needed a seam resewn, ties attached and ends sewn in . BUT I DID IT DIDN’T I????? Despite the fact this has been languishing in my knitting bag for more than a month.
The pattern is “Baby Wrap Sweater” and it is a great one from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas on Bainbridge Island in Washington State. The pale green yarn is from Sincere Sheep and - – - damn, can’t remember. I suck.
After I finished that, I picked up an almost-done Fish Hat from Knitty. Yes, people, this is low-hanging fruit, but what can I say? I will do almost anything right now to make that embarrasing pile go down at least a little bit.
Sad thing – during one of the commercial breaks last night I took two of my guests – both women, neither one knitters – and showed them the pile. I thought they were gonna do an intervention right then and there. I quickly appeased them by throwing a handful of completed moebii scarves at them and saying HERE, TAKE ONE, TAKE ANYTHING YOU WANT JUST STOP POINTING AND STARING AT ME I HAVE A PROBLEM IT ISN’T NICE TO STARE AND LAUGH AT THE ENFEEBLED.
It worked. The both went home with new scarves and I slunk back to my knitting . . . .