Every time the Olympics come I have visions of sitting in my living room, cup of tea or glass of beer nearby, knitting in my lap and the drama and excitement of the games on my TV. I plan my projects, stock up on snacks and get generally amped up. They finally begin and I’m promptly given a large and unpleasant dose of reality.
The kids want the TV, the laundry needs to be done, homework is due and the family still wants to be fed. In short the rest of my life goes on as usual and since I don’t have my own support team I’m left to deal with it.
Which is why 2 years ago, I didn’t the reach to podium. It’s also why my color work shawl is not going to get me a medal this year.
I worked for 10 days, every spare minute I had, and managed to get 6 inches done. 6 inches. For those math challenged, that isn’t even close to the 30” I need to finish. Ack!
But all hope is not lost. Having learned from my last experience, I planned a backup project. So day 11 I busted out project #2 and set to work.
Plain socks. Doesn’t look like much of a challenge, does it?
The challenge here is not in the knitting. This is a pattern/idea, that I came up with almost 3 years ago, for a more brainless way to knit a standard sock. I’ve just never gotten around to doing anything with it and now seemed like the perfect time. Nothing like a firm deadline to get you moving!
By closing ceremonies I plan to have my very first every video pattern available. It will be free and obviously for this sock. I figured the deadline would pull me out of my funk and force me to just do it. I chose this pattern because I think it’s a great idea but not really a classic pattern that I could sell. Perfect for sharing with you and getting any video pattern making kinks worked out.
As you can see, the knitting is almost complete and so is the filming. Only the heel and kitchner to go. With 2 days left to edit all the videos, set up with site and upload it I think I can make it. Certainly a challenge but doable.