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February 26, 2006

sometimes you hook a tip (olympics, stage 6)
posted by soe 9:38 am

knitting olympics logoWith just over twelve hours to go, I could be in trouble…

I have three booties that are off the needles and one more that requires about another hour’s worth of knitting more.

Two of those booties are still flat, looking no more like a bootie than you or I.

Well, maybe a little closer. But not much.

I still have to:

  • Finish bootie #4.
  • Seam booties #1 and 2 (or 2 and 3, depending on how we think of them).
  • Knit eight more mousie ears. (Last night’s attempt to knit seven mousie ears on one needle was as much a failure as Apollo Anton Ohno’s attempt at passing on the outside in his first Torino race. Luckily, he won gold in his last solo race of the games to give me heart. I’m sure that I was his personal motivator.)
  • Sew sixteen mousie ears into eight pairs.
  • Sew eight mousie ear pairs onto four mousie socks
  • Embroider four mousie eyes and four mousie noses (with whiskers) onto four mousie socks.
  • Block four mousie socks.

Excuse me; I now have a stomach-ache.

Where’s Gramma when I need her?

Update: With less than six hours to go until the flame goes out, the only thing on the above list that has been accomplished is to get the fourth sock off the needles. Nearly two hours were lost when I made a beginner’s mistake of putting down the needles and picking them up heading the other direction. Not sure why I didn’t notice that mistake until five rows in, but that’s how it goes some days. Particularly days when you’re on a deadline. Not sure I’m going to make it…

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