Stumbles and Tumbles
it's the magnitude of the falls, spills, and humiliation.
(On your right, Leah demonstrates why it is that we are Knitting Olympians as she attempts to replicate some of the lovely spinning in Torino, and instead replicates the high number of falls.)
As the ladies wobbled and stumbled their way through the long programs, we wobbled and stumbled our way through our Olympic projects. Alternating between hope (I've made so much progress) and despair (I have so much left), we spent more time fixing mistakes than moving forward (What did I just do there?). I think we were distracted.
Nevertheless, much knitting was actually accomplished. Rachel's Tubey is looking great, so much so that anytime she wants to declare victory, she can have a long-sleeved wool midriff-baring top. A fashion trend just waiting to sweep the nation!
Katja and Leah compared their lace knitting to the fancy footwork sequences on the ice, with occasional cries of "Toepick!"**
If they were doing fancy footwork, Theresa was jumping all over the place - with several notable falls on that triple lutz combination. Fortunately, I know how to drop down my cables to rearrange them. Unforunately, I didn't take any photos.
See that big pile o' Am Kamin? The sleeves are elsewhere, but that's the back, the completed left front, and the right front up to the armhole. (Cascade 220 for whomever was asking.) See my heating vent in the photo? Speeds up blocking like you would not believe.
To Our Fans
Thanks for the outpouring of love and support following our national media debut yesterday - I know I owe a lot of responses to comments and questions - but I need to plead Olympic knitting right now. (And, to my professors who are now questioning how much work I've done in the past two weeks, um, it's all an elaborate hoax. Really. Improving my Photoshop skills.) There will be all sorts of blog maintenance next week, including responses, after I win that gold.
*Well, now it's traditional.
**Did you know that there's a sequel to the Cutting Edge? It's coming out in March, and seems to be direct-to-DVD. I can't wait - it looks so terrible! Hey, flitgirl, let's make it a date!