Wednesday, February 22, 2006

He's Paying Attention

The other day Anthony asked me how "the project" was going. I described my progress so far and explained how much I had left to do. He wanted to know if I had had a chance to check out how the competition was doing.

"There is no competition," I explained. "Olympic knitting atheletes compete only against themselves."

"So," he wondered, "Do you think you have what it takes to beat yourself?"


Last night he and I talked briefly on the phone. He was waiting for his new car to arrive, and I was waiting for my CPR class participants to arrive. I told him I was going to try to knit a row or two before my class started.

"How much do you have left to do now?" he asked.

"I have eight more rows on this repeat and one more repeat to go. Then I have the binding off and the blocking."

"I know what blocking is!!" he exclaimed proudly.

"You do? What is it?"

"It's where you staple it to the wall and get it wet!"

"Close enough, Baby... close enough."

He's so cute.


Since that conversation I've completed four more rows. I'm up over 200 stitches per row now. Rows left to go: 24. Applied i-cord bind off. Stapling it to the wall. I think I can... I think I can... I think I can...


Brenda said...

I am so impressed with the focus you have maintained for the knitting olympics! I can't wait to see it stapled to the wall!

Joy said...

You are an inspiration. If Brooke can focus and actually get a project done in an insane deadline like this, than anyone can! (As long as they are not assailed by colds, pneumonia, ear infections, other more pressing deadlines [like birthdays] and the stomach flu, all within the short 10 days of the Olympics.)

Joy said...

Oops. I meant 16 days.

Kimmy said...

Stapling your various knitted projects to the wall could be a smart interior design techhnique!

Joy said...

yeah - especially since the cats can't knock something down if it's stapled to the wall! I think Kimmy is on to something!