Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Back to the 2010 Ravelympics!

Bob:  We're here at the 2010 Ravelympics and the Sweaterboard Cross Event.  One entire sweater knit in 17 days--that's quite an undertaking.

Ron: It is indeed, Bob!  This is the kind of knitting that tries women's souls.  Knitters must dig deep into their background--their training--to compete at this level.

Bob:  We've been watching Ms. Sutton in her first Sweaterboard Cross event.  Do you think her training will allow her to go the distance?

Ron:  Well, as you know Bob, Ms. Sutton spent her formative knitting years in the late 70s and early 80s with only Red Heart worsted to train with.  That was a tough, ugly way to begin, but being part of the pom-pom era can really only strengthen a knitter.

Bob:  Too true, Ron.  Growing up on the wrong side of the sheep can definitely toughen up a knitter.  But what about the project monogamy required for this sort of marathon knitting?  In the past, this has not been Ms. Sutton's strong suit.

Ron:  Right you are Bob--I think how Ms. Sutton handles the project monogamy will definitely determine whether she takes a gold or goes home just half a sweater.  This is a big event for a woman known to have at least 35 WIPS at one time.

Bob: She's definitely come a long way from those Red Heart worsted acrylic potholders and the lopsided Barbie blankets of the 1970s.

Ron:  She certainly has, Bob!  That's some quality 100% wool she's working with here, and not even a superwash.  A touching story, Bob, truly touching....

Bob:  Right you are Ron!  Keep it tuned here for continuing coverage of the 2010 Ravelympics.  And don't forget....check Amazon.com for your own Racing Grannies or Crazy Cat Lady merchandise--proud sponsors of the 2010 Ravelympics.

2 comments:

toni in florida said...

"wrong side of the sheep"... Giggle-snort!! Too funny! I'm a child of the acrylics, too, and have some difficulty embracing the wool, although that may have more to do with living in Florida than with my Red Heart crafting roots. Good luck with that monogamy thing. It hasn't been working too well for me lately, but you may be more determined than I. Go for the gold!

RobinH said...

Piffle, who needs project monogamy? (Okay, Olympic knitters, but still...)

And I still knit plenty of acrylic-for some things it's very useful. But then I'm pretty ecumenical about yarn. Especially free yarn.