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.