Sunday, August 24, 2008

a marathon effort

After staying up to a ridiculous hour watching the Olympics, sock #1 and I staggered across the finish line at lunchtime yesterday, in a personal best time that was good enough to get through to the final ... so sock #2 was immediately cast on.
We [ sock and I ] settled in with David and assorted animals for an evening of Beijing watching, interpersed with whatever looked good on satellite when the Olympic coverage was on anything remotely resembling waterpolo, hockey or basketball [ than which 't'is of more interest to watch cement drying ] and we collectively decided to crawl off to our warm beds after the amazing shock aussie gold medal in the men's 10 metre platform in the wee smalls.

This morning saw us comfortably encouched [a bit like being ensconced but you do it on a sofa ] for the men's marathon
I was engaged in my own personal marathon and was here as the medalists crossed the line

then a slight stumble after lunch:

and yes, before anyone asks, I pulled it back and redid

and this was the scene at 5 pm

so all that remains is for the socks and I to watch the closing ceremony in all our patriotic glory - or at least that part of it televised before midnight!!

11 comments:

Marcie said...

Congratulations! Give that woman a gold medal! (Hope you don't need physio for the RSI?)

Sue said...

Go the green and gold... what a great way to use sport watching time...

PS its quite cold here so I am quite jealous of those yummy warm socks!

Lynne said...

Tres chic [to use the official language of the Olympics].

lisette said...

WOW! and i thought finishing a pair of socks in 5 weeks was good going.....

well done - gold medal performance :)

Kate/Massachusetts said...

Very nice!

Rose Red said...

congratulations!! (and how good was the diving!! So cool!)

Jeanne said...

Congrats! And great socks...

Irene said...

Well done you!!! Absolutely amazing seeing the slow start you had with getting the yarn! Solid gold performance on the socks -- perfect pattern pick!

Matthew Mitcham's performance brought tears to my eyes -- not the first time these Olympics :)

Sheepish Annie said...

Wonderful! Maybe if I'd been watching the Olympics this year, I'd be getting more done. Who knew?

Those are some pretty fine looking socks you got there! Great job!

Alwen said...

Wow! Well done you!

Me, I've been lounging about taking a kid to the dentist for the 4th time (finally found one who could get into his mouth), becoming an auntie (first time that one of my brothers' wives have had a child), and adding a shelf (taking down 3 shelf-loads of books, moving the support track, and adding a 4th shelf, then putting books back).

But I still don't think I could knit a pair of socks that fast!

catsmum said...

Alwen, you really do have an interesting definition of "lounging around"
- which brings me to a question - do we Aussies also refer to couches [sofas] as lounge suites because one lounges on them? and is this why we have lounge rooms when Americans tend to have living rooms? Never really thought about it before. Gotta love comparative etymologies.