Friday, February 24, 2006

I think I'm a Jamaican Bobsledder

I am starting to think that I may not finish my Olympic Knitting project, the Fiesta Feet Socks. I have completed through the heel on one, and am beginning the heel on the other, but there are only about 54 hours left, and I do need to sleep some of those hours. I also have to clean out my closets, and the sleeping porch (I live in an old house, and it has a sleeping porch off the master bedroom) before the house officially goes on the market on Tuesday.

I kind of knew, in the back of my mind, that entering the OK was a little crazy, with everything going on, but I really wanted the enthusiasm to carry me along with this sock pattern, which I've had for a couple of years but put off ever starting because of the overall patterning, with many and varied patterns. The importance of the house prep greatly outweighs the OK socks, I know that, and have used my time in the right way, i. e. not on the socks. My stash/sewing room looks amazing, and I have stacks of packed boxes in the attics and basement. We filled up a dumpster with stuff from the basement and garage, and all of the curtains throughout the house have been washed, ironed, and re-hung. There is NOT ONE SINGLE thing on the floor in my bedroom, and all of the bathrooms are spotless.

But my poor socks are not finished, not to mention the FLAK that still has no front started. And the closets are still needing clean-outs.

I feel like the Jamaicans, or maybe Eddie the Eagle - doomed to lose from the start, but hoping that a miracle will happen.

Maybe I can mess around with the time/space continuum?