Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Day 6 of the 2010 Ravelympics

Bob:  We're here at the 2010 Ravelympics on Day Six, and the competitors are definitely starting to feel the pressure after almost one full week of knitting.

Ron:  How right you are, Bob! With only 11 days to go, it's gut-check time.  Will the project really be finished and does the knitter have the stamina to go the distance?

Bob:  Let's check in now with one of our competitors--Ms. Sutton, are you with us?

Ron:  Looks like we might have been disconnected there, Bob.  I thought I heard her mutter something about a gym and "warding off knitter's ass."  I think perhaps Ms. Sutton's dedication has waned slightly.

Bob:  Too bad--she was showing such strength.  Can we get a shot of her progress to date?

Ron:  Yes--here we are:
She's now on the 5th skein of yarn, and if our calculations are correct, she'll need a total of 12, so she might be one-third of the way there.

Bob:  Let's hope so, Ron, as the 2010 Ravelympics are just a little more than one-third over.  It looks like it might be down to the wire on this one.  I see some friends have turned out to cheer on our competitor.
Ron:  Some of these supporters were actually Ravelympic aspirants themselves, weren't they?

Bob:  They were Ron.  That turquoise cotton certainly cherished hopes for this competition, but may get a shot at the 2012 games.

Ron:  It's good to see there are no hard feelings.

Bob:  Well, Ron, there are rumors of a little animosity from a certain Kauni cardigan, but as of yet those rumors are unsubstantiated. 

Ron:  These kinds of competitions can definitely strain nerves.  Any word on how Ms. Sutton is holding up?

Bob:  No official word yet, but there have been sightings of a few white chocolate martinis, and a little chocolate earlier today.......

Ron:  It's probably to be expected, though we'll be keeping a close eye on that situation.  When she starts combining them, there might be a problem.  Alcohol AND a sugar rush--she might end up with a tea cozy instead of a sweater.  Think of the horror!  I guess we'll just have to wait and see on that one.

Bob:  Join us tomorrow for our live continued coverage of the 2010 Ravelympics!