Sleep-deprived FO

I’m going to have to sleep for three days straight when the Olympics are over.  I just can’t be a responsible adult and drag myself to bed in a timely fashion.  Last night, I couldn’t even work on my lace project because I was too emotional.  I ran hurdles once in 8th grade, and the result was more dramatic, but all too similar to Lolo Jones’s fall last night.  Then, her very poised, “proud of the USA” interviews since have really just broken my heart…

Thank God little Shawn Johnson got her gold medal.  Again, that constant smile, even with tears in her eyes earlier this week, won me over.  How could I try to K whatever YO – was it ssk or k2tog? – over and over while such positive young women were contending?

Before I get distracted and wrapped up in the Olympics, here are the details:

Pattern:  Spiral Hat from 101 Designer One Skein Wonders.  This is the second time I’ve used this pattern, and I just love it for self-striping yarn.

Yarn:  The always dependable Sugar n’ Cream cotton, in stripes.  I used just less than one skein.  It was pretty close!  I figure I used about 85 yards.

Needles:  I went up a size for the cotton, to a #7.  Knitpicks Options, Harmony tips, 24″ cord.

Verdict:  This is #2, and I’ll certainly do it again, and again…

Spinning?  There’s been a bit of that going on too.  I wish I had more to show you, but Yettobenamed wheel had a “wardrobe malfunction” last night.  You know, the measure of a company and its customer service comes not with the initial order, but in the first problem.  Jan knew instantly what had happened, and replacement parts are on the way, along with a little something to express their regret that I broke something.  (It’s not a workmanship issue, so there’s no need to get into it here and have more non-spinners’ eyes glaze over.) 

So, that’s the bit of very chunky yarn that the Knight and I spun together, from this lovely knot of roving Jan sent with the wheel.  I wasn’t going to have time to spin in the next few days anyway, so it’s all good.  I’ll cast on for Hatdash #2, and drag that around with me to my meetings and such, save class tonight, because I have a hard enough time keeping up with Sissy without any knitting in sight.  If I’m lucky, Sissy will be tired enough from class and Mugsy will have done whatever he will do this afternoon to expend all of that terrier energy, and when we get home from class, I’ll be able put my feet up and knit on my lace for a bit. 

Don’t tell me what’s on the schedule for tonight from Bejing.  Maybe I won’t even turn the TV on…

16 comments on “Sleep-deprived FO

  1. Nancy says:

    Sleep deprived? Tell me about it! At least I got knitting in though….Races (sad for LoLo too! 😦 such a shame)
    …Diving… I watched the beam, (yay Shawn! so cute,so happy! I thought Nastia looked pissed), The medal ceremony for Beam, then the men’s highbar…wow! then went to the bedroom and continued to watch..BMX bicycling?? Am I crazy?
    I love your finished hat, and that’s S&C stripes? wow…looks great. I have some of that…
    Good luck with your class with Sissy tonite. Sorry you had a glitch in your wheel, but glad it will work out. Cool that the Knight is interested in the spinning. 🙂

  2. StarSpry says:

    Cute hat! It’s cool that the Knight is interested in your spinning wheel, too. Great yarn, and I’m glad everything worked out with the “wardrobe malfunction” 🙂

  3. MrPuffy says:

    That’s nice to know about this company. At least you are underway. Looking forward to your spinning adventures.

  4. gaylen says:

    I had an “appointment” with the trainer. When he was through with me it was all I could to eat, there was no tv watching. I didn’t see Lolo fall – what a disappointment. Glad to know little SJ won!

    The hat looks wonderful. Aren’t the Olympics almost over? g

    ps – multiple posts – 2 days in a row???? Are you feeling okay?

  5. Darcy Watts says:

    That is so kewl it makes me want to knit one;)Hugs Darcy

  6. Nichole says:

    Pretty, pretty hat!

  7. Like Lolo, at least you were brave enough to enter, no matter what the outcome may be. Sleep deprivation my be just part of the cost of being a champion. Go Sissy, finish big at the class tonight!

  8. Anita says:

    I’m right there with ya! I even stayed up a while watching those BMX bikes! Good grief, this stuff needs to end soon! LOL

  9. Robin in VA says:

    Your spinning looks great…and that hat is adorable! I don’t work well without sleep, people don’t like me when I’m sleep-deprived.

  10. lauriec says:

    I was a hurdler in high school (110 & 330) & had a Lolo moment or 2 myself. I still have a scar on my knee from where I cut myself falling during a practice run at a meet (I came in 2nd).

    And I admit to crying right along w/ Shawn’s mother last night!! SJ is so cute—I want to put her in my pocket!

  11. Bubblesknits says:

    Look at that! You got yarn! lol The hubby told me that SJ won Gold, but I must have missed Lolo falling. I always feel so awful for them.

  12. Grace says:

    I finally understand the agony of defeat, even tough my ‘lympic events aren’t sanctioned anywhere in particular I will fall short of my goals I just can’t get through Mystery #9 in 4 more short days, I concede with a heavy heart,

  13. Alana says:

    Cute hat, and your wheel is way cool!! I can hardly wait to see all the spinning beauty in your future.

    I had to start school this week in my Olympics induced sleep deprived state. My eyes just burn. And of course, it’s the hottest week we’ve had this summer, so the school is like a sauna. We have window air conditioners in our rooms, but they can only do so much when the door opens a gazillion times a day and sucks the hot tropical air that is the hallway into the room! I think I’m going to like my kidlets, though, and that’s good :o)

  14. Judy says:

    At our house, we have all been staying up WAAAYY too late, also, watching all the Olympic excitement. I’m glad to know we’re not the only ones so foolish!


  15. Dawn says:

    Love the hat…so cute. I’ll have to try that one sometime! The Olympics are wonderful and I know what you mean about them being emotional…I keep a box of tissue next to me! But then I cry at Hallmark commercials too! hugs

  16. Miss Me says:

    cute hat and the spinning is looking very tempting…

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