February 26, 2006


"Ooooh, that hurt!! What happened there, Peggy?"

"Well, Dick... this is really tragic. The contestant obviously was visibly shaken by that horrible and debilitating accident that occurred right in front of her just a moment ago. She let herself get distracted just enough that she didn't notice when she dropped a stitch during that K3tog until a few rows above it. By then it was too late, Dick... the stitch had dropped down enough rows to unravel those 4 yarnovers, and after that there was just no recovery possible. You can see that she is putting a brave face on it, and is going on to finish the other sock on the needles. Truly a determined competitor, but there just won't be enough time to make up the lost rows in this competition. I'm afraid that medaling is out of reach for her."

"Well, Peggy, that's a real shame. You hate to see such a promising knitter lose the gold just when it seems within reach like that. What a disappointing finish for this knitlete!"

"Yes, Dick, you can hear and see the disappointment of the audience, they were really pulling for her."

"Well, you have to give her credit, she's really put her heart into this competition. I think we'll be seeing her again in the future, and hopefully we can expect great things. What do you think, Peggy?"

"I think you'd better get your hand off my knee, Dick."

"Well, that's it for this Olympic reporter..."


Blogger AmyArtisan said...

Sorry to hear about the "accident" - hang in there! As we've seen a lot during the last 16 days the Olympics are about so much more than standing atop the medal podium receiving gold - we all look forward to seeing the socks when the are finished! Knit on!

10:58 AM  
Blogger mrspao said...

Oh no! I agree with amyartisan. It is not about the winning but the taking part. You're still a brilliant knitter.

12:34 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

And really - with all the work you've had recently, I'm impressed that you were even close!

5:43 PM  
Blogger Tink said...

LOL. Knitter commentators! That was funny, although your accident was not. I'm sorry girl.

8:58 AM  
Blogger mama_tulip said...

Okay that was pretty funny, but I'm sorry about the accident.

10:54 AM  
Blogger wordgirl said...

Is that Dick Button doing the knitting commentary?

8:55 AM  
Blogger mE said...

I'm more concerned about 'the accident in front' than my own, (see 'First Love: The Fall') but my thanks for the support!

And yes, that was Dick Button. Sort of. I was happy to give him a jab, since he's been driving us nuts for years with his blathering on constantly and largely inanely throughout the entire of everyone's routines. Sometimes you just want to listen to the music and enjoy the performance... we can always hear about the details during the kiss-and-cry, while we're watching the slo-mo replay and waiting for the scores. But Dick won't let us, and this is my teeny bit of payback.

7:41 AM  

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