Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Someone Kill That Olympic Counter


You know that count-down bar that some people (some of whom have already finished, so why they need a counter is beyond me) have on their blogs to torture the living crap out of other Olympic knitters gently remind themselves how much time they have left?

It. Needs. To. Die.

I have no photos for you because honestly, the hat does not look a damn bit different now than it did the other day. Not for lack of trying, let me assure you. I have been knitting on that thing for a hundred years (this may be a slight exaggeration) and it's not going anywhere. I need 8 1/4" of hat before I can start the decreases. How much do I have? I have 3 1/2" of hat. Three-and-a-half inches.

Bloody freaking hell.

I have a plan, though. The plan involves not going rock climbing tonight (our usual Wednesday night activity), planting myself on the couch and watching the Battlestar Galactica miniseries and the complete first season (seen 'em before, need only listen now), and ordering some delish pizza or possibly Thai food. I think my Olympic efforts (stop laughing!) deserve some tasty Thai food. Oh, and knitting. Lots of knitting. And I mean that in the purest sense... I'm only doing the knit stitch around and around and around.

Stark raving madness is just a few rounds away, I can feel it!

*this graphic is just mocking me now.

5 comments: said...

I find it best not to answer the phone or read knitting blogs, or turn on any chat programs, or read email - or really, go *anywhere* near the computer. Rock-climbing would seem a hindrance as well.

Anna said...

So glad you like the counter. I'm using it to see how many more days I have to watch curling/ice dancing/figure skating. My guys think these are the best especially the curling. Ugh!

Nik said...

Hi hon,
Just letting you know that I've posted the pattern for the Irish Hiking Hat on my website.

SheCrochets said...

Ok, behind in my blog reading... so this is a comment about your "Inner Geek" post... My hubby insists on the Alpha by Author, too! Which wouldn't be bad, except that we have six (yes, six) full-size bookcases FULL of books. So when we buy a new book, you know what this entails, I am sure. Rather than shifting dusty books every month or so, I have taken to just piling them on the floor... Mt. Bookmore is quite impressive right now! LOL

Good luck on your Olympic madness!

Lisa said...

This is where you add to those movies, the Thai food, and mad crocheting a glass/bottle/barrel of wine/pint of beer/shot of tequila/strait jacket...


Just kidding!

You can do it!