Bob: The torch has been lit, and the 2010 Ravelympics have officially begun!
Ron: Right you are, Bob! We're joining the action at the end of the first full day of competition. Now Ms. Sutton got a delayed start--do you have more on that Bob?
Bob: I do, Ron. Ms. Sutton has often struggled with running short of yarn on the long-tail cast on, and after a 12-hour delayed start, she can't afford many more delays.
Ron: I see Ms. Sutton is altering the pattern during cast on--to knit the front pieces and back piece as one. Obviously she's hoping to gain some time, but after being out so late last night, is this really a good strategic move on her part?
Bob: Well, there's no denying that she's pretty slow with sewing seams, so strategically it's a good move, but after a late night...she is taking a huge risk.
Ron: It's early stages, and only 2.5 inches knit. Her options are to frog and restart--causing a 24 hour delay--or attempt to do a ladder fix with a crochet hook. Tough call!
Bob: It's sad to see such a glaring problem so early in the competition. At this point she can, as you said, frog and restart, or she can even do a last minute event-change. Ms. Sutton has long been a favorite for WIPS Dancing, so it's possible she might switch events. She's conferring with her trainer now, so we'll hope for word on her new strategy shortly. Keep it here, folks, for continued live coverage of the 2010 Winter Ravelympics!