Monday, August 18, 2008

A Ravelympic update

Announcer 1: We return now to Awesome Mom. She has been knitting up a storm and making great headway on her projects despite her setbacks.

Announcer 2: Yes, she finished the wool soaker used for covering cloth diapers late Saturday evening. It looks like it turned out nice. I hope she is happy with her effort. The judges seem to like it, she got very high marks for it.

Announcer 1: She did not have much left on the sock and she managed a very good save when her son Harry pulled the metal knitting needles out of the socks.

Announcer 2: Metal needles and slippery alpaca yarn just do not go well together. She should have used wooden needles which would have prevented them from being as easily slipped out.

Announcer 1: I don't know if even knitting needles made out of Velcro could have stopped a very determined Harry. He is a little monkey.

Announcer 2: It looks like Awesome Mom has just weaved in her last loose end. Yes, she is finished! She made it to the finish line with plenty of time to spare.

Announcer 1: We will now interview Awesome Mom about her amazing finish.

Announcer 2: Awesome Mom you have overcome so many obstacles and completed your projects. How does that make you feel.

Awesome Mom (breathless): I feel great! It was tough eeking out the time that I needed to finish the projects with such a time constraint. I think I put out a pretty good effort although next time I will pick more familiar projects. You want to go out there and wow the judges but you also don't want to make mistakes.

The alpaca yarn was very slippery and there were a lot of dropped stitches and it was hard to work with using metal needles. I also made the toes different from each other which, if I had been giving these socks away, would have meant that the judges would have docked me points.

Announcer 1: What made you decide to make such a risky move?

Awesome Mom: Well when I knit the first sock I followed the pattern exactly and it said to keep ribbing the top of the sock while doing the decrease for the toe. It was very hard to do the decreases and keep in pattern so I decided that for the second sock I would just knit plain on the top which is how most socks are knit.

Announcer 2: Thank you for your time Awesome Mom. Congratulations on a job well done.

Awesome Mom: Thanks!


14 comments:

creative-type dad said...

Wow, so where's the medal...

Heather said...

So now make some socks for a giveaway! (And give them away to me!)

Jamie said...

Great post!!! Woooo to getting your projects done!!!

Jen said...

Ha ha ha, cute idea for a blog post. The actual olympic announcers, especially for women's gymnastics are driving me batty because they are always wrong about what they "know" the judges are gonna do.

I would love to see pictures of your project!

Tammy and Parker said...

You are one amazing knitter. We lub, lub, lub Parker's soaker.

carrie said...

you're nuts! I love it!

Tama said...

That was great! I love it! You are a good commentator. Did they give you the gold?

Gretchen said...

One thing I never learned to do was knit. My great-aunt tried and gave up. She told my mother I was "hopeless!" SIGH!!!

My Full Hands said...

Great post. Congrats on getting your projects done. Doesn't it feel great?

Midlife Midwife said...

Ohhhh, I so needed a good laugh today. You get a perfect 10 from this judge!

Amber said...

Wow, such excitement but where is the controversy in the Ravelympics? :-)

mimilu said...

Love the socks! awesome job.

Gina said...

LOL, too funny!

Melissa @ Banana Migraine said...

You are rocking your projects! I think my favorite is the needles being pulled out - I can't tell you how many times my little one has done that to me!