Monday, February 06, 2006

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    Winter Folly
    and I had a great time in Florida. We lounged at a pool that was by a lake: (And if H. the wonder photographer has any suggestions, let me know.) We stopped to smell the tropical flowers:
    (They didn't smell, but aren't they purty?) And we learned that this is what coconuts look like on the trees:
    And now for our daily dilemma: After good times (yeehaw! good times!) in the Altanta airport we finished the front and started the sleeves. By last night, the sleeves were half done (or half undone, depending). Today is Monday. The Olympics start Friday. And yet, I could almost wear this sweater. It needs
    • two half sleeves
    • seaming
    • 1 inch of ribbing around the crew neck
    • blocking
    • dare I hope- another trip to Florida?
    This is not terribly much. It could happen by Friday, although not much else could. So why do I think I'll be 99% done with it before Olympics. Recall, the Olympics need
    • yarn shopping for teammates
    • yarn winding for me
    • rewriting Japanese pattern into English
    • finding needles
    • brilliant blog posts
    • laundry (it's good to wear clothes in winter in RI)
    Did I mention I have other things to do this week? So . . . what should I do? Knit like a crazy lady trying to finish Winter Folly and wear it with pride during the Olympics, or relax, take a deep breath, and let it wait?


    Blogger Chris said...

    Hmm, definitely do your Olympic training... Could you do both and give up sleep? ;) Or is sleep something to only give up during the final days of the Olympics? Love how Winter Folly is looking. I'd have a hard time putting it down when it's obviously going so well....

    2/06/2006 6:25 AM  
    Blogger Marina said...

    Definitely have to finish her so that you can wear her for opening ceremonies.
    I would forget the brilliant blog posts but show pics. Forget the laundry but purchase new undies to last.
    You don't want the search part to find you in dirty underwear ;-)

    2/06/2006 6:48 AM  
    Blogger Lynda said...

    Now, see, I'd be a relax and take a deep breath kind of girl.... no use getting stressed before the Olympic stress starts! (hmm, which may be why I'm an Olympic knitting spectator! - no self-infliced stress for me) I admire all of you Olympians! I'll be watching with my poms poms ready!

    2/06/2006 7:04 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Eh, relax. Why stress over this?

    2/06/2006 8:37 AM  
    Blogger Kim said...

    Get ready for Olympics first, then if there is time finish the sweater before the madness begins :) Just passing through on Stashalong patrol--have a great week!

    2/06/2006 9:23 AM  
    Blogger Laura said...

    Oooh, tough call. Kim and Marina both have good ideas, though. I think the purchase of new undies/skip laundry idea is a good one for almost any reason. LOL!

    2/06/2006 2:04 PM  
    Blogger Jenn said...

    I would be trying to finish it - as I am desperately trying to finish my second Jaywalker and a gift before Friday!

    2/06/2006 4:33 PM  
    Blogger Kristen said...

    tough questions - I say do some laundry (I'm with you 100% on that one), knit up what you can while thinking about the Japanese pattern and then tell me what color 220 you're knitting it with. (I think it could be close to the one that my rouge is...) I'll admit that it's probably not a game winning combination but it's what I would do.

    (Winter Folly looks great - and the pictures are wonderful. It's been such a mild winter that the "cold" snap coming in has us all bundling up again. I miss brightly colored flowers...)

    2/07/2006 6:35 PM  

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