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.