Greetings from Athlete's Village
So I thought I would send you a postcard from the Ravellenic Games going on here in MyLivingRoom, Illinois:
In the photo below, I have highlighted much of the important equipment that you need to reach your Olympic potential:
1. Giant pile of green knitting
2. Giant pile of blue knitting
3. Tote bag filled with extra, emergency knitting.
4. Footstool--for foot support.
5. Extra pillows--for back support. (Doubles as arm support if kids or pets are trying to lean on you).
6. Ott light--for eye support (but in reality mine is broken, where is that equiptment tech when I need him?!)
7. Quilt, a.k.a. legwarmer. Kind of like those big puffy pants that the skiers wear before their runs. But not really.
8. Extra yarn, needles, accessories, because you can never be too prepared for knitting emergencies.
9. Giant glass of water, because you can never be too hydrated while extreme knitting under extreme pressure during extreme conditions.
10. Remotes--why we need 2 remotes for one tv, I will never know. (Occasionally a third remote appears, that's when I have to call in the experts, a.k.a. the kids.)
11. Cell phone--not for actual calls. For e-mail, texting, tweeting, and/or instagramming, while simultaneously watching tv and knitting. Because that's how all the cool kids do it. And we might as well look as cool as possible while knitting.
Now that I have given you all my best advice for knitting during extreme conditions, I'll report on the status of my wips:
Despite the crappy cell phone photo, the judges give this high marks, for beautiful color, excellent fingering weight gauge, and pattern choice of high wearability! This was the status as of last night but as we speak the knitter is finishing cuff on sleeve 2. Buttons have been purchased and there is a high probability of finishing before closing ceremonies!
Fellow Athletes, please report your progress. And enjoy the closing ceremonies!