Tuesday, August 7, 2012


As if I wasn't having enough trouble with my ill fated Ravellenic project, I just had to go and get sick with a capital S. Sick. Really sick. Stay up all night hacking up your lungs sick. Walk around the house with tissue stuffed up your nose sick. I have kept knitting. One row a day is all I can manage before my weary head starts to explode from the effort. Oh well...the end is near-not mine-the hat's, that is. I will soon begin the decreases and then it is all down hill from there. I hope.
While I have your attention on the subject of the Olympics let me show my friends from other countries how we in the USA have to watch said Olympics. Since I refuse to watch the canned replay eight hours after the events happen, this is what I have to do in order to keep up. First, I have the TV on the live events. We can see a limited number of obscure events this way on a couple of cable stations but never anything really historic like Micheal Phelps, the ladies gymnastics or that really fast dude with the crazy name. It's really just background noise for Olympic knitting. In fairness, they do give us basketball, soccer and tennis but watching the people we see all the time on TV is not quite the same thing as being a part of the whole Olympic experience, now is it? Next, we can get a glitchy live stream on the computer that freezes and buffers during most of the popular events but plays really, really loud commercials perfectly every two minutes. I did get to see Micheal Phelps swim his last race ever this way but it was a pain in the arse to sit so long in front of the tiny computer screen. Finally, my favorite way of keeping up is with Twitter on the Kindle. I carry it around all day and from the tweets, I know just what is going on. If you haven't seen Samuel L. Jackson's Twitter commentary, you are missing what will probably be remembered as a highlight for most of us. I certainly hope by the next Olympics NBC gets their stuff together because this was just pitiful. In case you are interested, here is the best article so far about #NBCFAIL.


  1. Can you not access the bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/2012/ site. They have live videoand no adverts!

  2. BBC must be in cahoots with NBC to keep us in the dark over here. We get the message that our area is not authorized to view their coverage. You can see it if you can get a fake British IP address, I've heard, but I am not clever enough to know how to do that. Same with Canada. Sigh...

  3. Hope you're feeling better soon - summer colds are the worst!
    I'm not following the Olympics (I prefer the winter games) but that really sucks... your hat looks great though. I've just started Bumble (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bumble-4) my third-ever colour work project... so far so good.

  4. very frustrated watching the Olympics. I have to watch at night, and then I have already heard everything that was happening. Coverage is so spotty and they have their favorites and everyone else might as well stay home...
    hope your feeling better.