Sunday, August 24, 2008

Ravelympics Update - No medals

I tried very hard to work a miracle, but there was just too much to do yesterday. I had lunch with Tawana and KJ, and we knit in Starbucks for a while. (Check out the cute Sit N Knit onesie!) KJ kept trying to bite the yarn. Hehe! She has two teeth starting to show themselves. I think we have a superstar knitter in the works.

I also had to help set up for a friend's surprise birthday party at around 6:00 pm. That totally cut into my knitting. I am a night owl, and my most productive hours are in the evenings. So, I am home today, all partied out, hungry, tired, and with an unfinished sweater and sock. :-(

I woke up this morning at 9:00 and tried to finish my sock since it was straight stockinette. I thought at least I could get 1 medal. But, I was averaging 1 inch every hour at that small gauge at 64 stitches 2 at a time. I figured that if I worked on the sweater, I would be working even more stitches, considering the pocket, sleeves, and rest of the body. I could have rushed it and made a short sleeved sweater with no pocket. But, that is not what I really wanted, so I will graciously bow out of the competition.

In the next 4 years, I will plan it better. During the course of these past 2.5 weeks, I have been sidetracked by gigs, rehearsals, stitch-marker and jewelry making, work, and promoting a party. Serious killing of my knitting time. Oh, the mixed blessing of being multi-talented. Knitters are always hopelessly overcommitted.

So, what's next for me? Tomorrow is Flatbush SNB. I will go there and work on my sweater as long as the swelling on my knitting needle jabbed finger goes down. The sock will remain my commuter knitting project. I can still enter it into Summer of Socks. Oh, did I mention I have a gig tonight too? It starts at 6 PM. I guess I should get going. I have to wash and restyle the hair so that it can be stage ready. More updates tomorrow!!


Harlem Purl said...

Slow down busy lady! When do you sleep??? The wicked is coming along nicely though, nice look for fall.

Virtuous said...

My goodness you do have a lot going on!! Well it is good to be busy than idle!

I can't wait to see your Wicked just the way you want it!

Deborah said...

You already won gold for the hard effort you put into both projects! Wicked looks great on you and I'm sure you'll have it done in the next week or so. I might have to make me a Wicked.

craftivore said...

KJ is so adorable it's surreal. Wicked is looking great. Just slow down and do your knitting as it comes. All these contest like SOS and Ravelry olympics make me feel like I'm not producing enough either.

limonene said...

You put in a great effort, and the best thing about the Ravelympics is that no matter when you finish, you'll "win" a beautiful sweater and socks!

I way over-committed. I don't know why I thought I could do so many projects, when I ended up barely finishing the one. So you're not alone at all!

Jeanine said...

Yeah no medal over here either. Yes us knitters can be overcommited sometimes. But what matters most is that we are having fun while doing it!

Beverly said...

I feel your pain. I did manage to do three medals, but the afghan was a lost cause. It's five strips and I just started the third one.

Your baby girl is so adorable!

It seems you made the Herculean effort of the century - so you can have one of my medals!

janet said...

Love the half finished sweater. How many of us have wanted to try on something way before it's done. Your baby looks like a doll.