Saturday, February 20, 2010

2010 - Ravelympics Day 9 - The Push Is On!

Bob:  Well, here we are just past the half-way point of the 2010 Ravelympics.  With only 8 days remaining, we're now approaching "crunch time."

Ron:  This is the time when we'll really discover what our competitors are truly made of. 

Bob:  Right you are, Ron!  It's time to separate the Fun Fur from the merino--sink or swim time.  We now check in with Ms. Sutton's progress.  She's finished the 6th ball of yarn and is almost done with the seventh, but she's now using two balls at once, so progress is going to be much slower.

Ron:  True.  Now I understand that when she split for the sleeves, she opted to knit the back separately before moving on to the two front pieces.  Any speculation as to why she might take such a step?

Bob:  To be honest, Ron, it's often hard to imagine why Ms. Sutton does things, but in this case I might guess that she wanted to move things along more quickly by not messing with three skeins of yarn at once.

Ron:  That very well could be, Bob, but I might be more inclined to guess that as Ms. Sutton had already made--well, let's be honest and call it the whopper of an error that it was--by converting the pattern to be knit in one piece rather than three without charting it, I'd speculate that she was trying to avoid any future catastrophes caused by poor planning.

Bob:  If that is indeed the case, this might show a new maturity in Ms. Sutton, wouldn't you say, Ron?

Ron:  Definitely, Bob.  If Ms. Sutton has actually adopted a new sense of caution in her crafting, that would certainly be surprising.  Remember her decision to make 4 quilts in one year for her bridesmaids, without ever having even attempted a quilt?


Bob:  That was definitely a classic Ms. Sutton move.  And who could ever forget embroidered tablecloth incident when Ms. Sutton didn't check to make sure nothing was under the embroidery hoop, and the tablecloth actually had to be cut off the embroidery machine?

Ron:  Pure Sutton, that one!  Should we even bring up the garden or canning?  Do we even need to go that far?

Bob:  Oh Ron--that would be another show altogether!  Perhaps a mini-series even?

Ron:  In the meantime, it looks like Ms. Sutton might have just over 5 skeins to go.  Do you think she can make it?

Bob:  It's going to be a tight race, but being just over half finished with the sweater and the Ravelympics being just over half done, it looks like it's going to be neck-and-neck....or rather, stitch-and-stitch.


Ron:  It's anyone's game now.  It's crucial now that she not make any mistakes.....What do you think the odds really are on that?

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Ron:  We apologize, ladies and gentleman--Bob seems to have been struck by some sort of fit.  As he's led away to the medical tent for treatment, we return you to the 2010 Ravelympics.

2 comments:

Janet said...

It takes a great sense of humor to laugh at one's self, hehe. Looks like good progress though, keep on going, you'll get it done.

Abby said...

I'm really enjoying the commentary on your knitting. And I think you will make it, barring any catastrophes. Knit on!