Saturday, February 11, 2006

Let the Games Begin!

The Olympic evening began at a pre-cast-on cocktail party - because what do you want to do before you begin competitive knitting? Taking our inspiration from Bodie Miller, we opted to throw ourselves down the mountain after a few glasses of wine.
This was supposed to be a party welcoming Melissa Leapman to Loop, but not knowing who she was, I shoved her out of the way to take a partial Team Photo - Sarah, Beverly, Melissa, and Merrill. Oopsy.
Then, it was off to meet Team Bobbi Bear - who were so ready to cast on. Elizabeth, Heather and Christina were prepared - they had their pattern, their needles, their yarn. Go team go! Cast on!

Let the Games Begin!!!!

But, sometimes all of the planning, all of the training, all of the excitement can't avoid a disaster. Knitter down!!! Even Bob Costas had tears in his eyes (oh, wait a second, Bob always has tears in his eyes . . .)
Who would have thunk you had to swatch a damn bear!!! (And who would have thunk, for that matter, that Pavorotti really needed to paint those eyebrows on) But alas, the girls cast on on 9's, and the fabric was as loose as a goose. The solution - down to 6's - 6's anyone???? No . . . and Team Bobbi was out for the night. But that's ok, there's still much competition left in Philly. Christina - keep us up-to-date with Team Bobbi Bear's progress - you know we're all pulling for you! It's not like you injured a groin, you just two footed your landing.

After 4 hours of knitting, I was sacked out - . Tired, but satisfied. I was happy with my program, and just so happy I knitted my best.


Blogger Merrill Mason said...

The circular baby blanket looks great. I love the pinwheel.

3:19 PM  
Blogger Sherry W said...

You guys looked like you had a lot of fun!!!

9:00 PM  

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