Thursday, August 7, 2008

Ravelympics, Take Two

For those of you that may have been watching my Ravelympics queue, I realize it looks like I may have gone a bit crazy/overboard. For those of you that have no clue what i am talking about, here is a quick rundown. From the beginning of the opening ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympics (7 AM tomorrow, my time-zone) until the end of the closing ceremony (I don't remember exactly when on the twenty-somethingth, I have time to figure that out), I have signed up to knit one pair of fingerless mitts, one chocolate rabbit, four Banana Slugs, and eleven dishcloths. I will also be working on some projects that have been languishing including two different pairs of socks (one of which have not been seen here before as I stumbled across them in a box in the basement and they are from I don't know when), a hat, and the second Dr. Who Scarf. Those last four items fall into the WIPWrestling Event, so don't actually have to be finished to count in the "crossing of the finish line" thing. (Everything else has to be cast on and bound off between the opening and closing events.) I will add in this craziness of mine, I will have a Mr. A here for most of the Olympics and will not be spending all of my time with him knitting. I will add that I can make a dishcloth in about two hours or less, and I am figuring about an hour per slug. The rabbit may take as much as three, and I have made the fingerless mitts twice now, so I have a pretty good idea of how long they will take. From there it is just a matter of working on stuff I want to finish up anyway. So it isn't as crazy as it might look (I think). So far I am on three different teams, Team Christmas at Sea, Team Browncoat, and Team Tardis. A couple of my items are teamless, if you have a suggestion of joining your team, let me know quick!
Oh, did I mention I am thinking about adding a hat and a Pop Tart into the new projects event queue? I have to decide and do it today before the sign-up deadline.
Now I need to go birthday shopping for someone who turning prime on Sunday.


Laura said...

That's a lot of dishcloths! I am jealous thinking of how long you could go without doing kitchen laundry!

By the way, does the black sweater fit!?!?

Anita said...

Well, I would say that you were just nuts! LOL But if you knit that fast, then I guess it is possible! Good luck!! :)

And here I thought I was trying to take on too much by entering a scarf & 2 WIP's! Ha ha!