The Pace is Killing Me

No, not the knitting, trying to awatch everything on the Olympics. Since I figured out yesterday how to configure the Macbook to get the video on this NBC Olympics website, my olympics time can now happen 24/7. This is dangerous, because the NBC gymnastics commentating is so bad (uselessly chatty and way too USA-centric) that I want to watch the full comp on my computer.

Then the mens gymnastics team has to totally blow my preconceived notions that any talk of a medal was ludicrous. Wow! They looked SO good that it’s hard to realize that a couple of these guys were last minute alternates. NBC fails me again — while I understand that the East Coast times are live, we on the West Coast could have this all start one hour earlier with no problems, and I would not be going to bed at 12:15 am still not having seen the end of the gymnastics comp.

Well, there are some knitting distractions too — I’m in a lovely Kitty Toy Swap on Ravelry. I sent off the items to my partner, but we are also knitting toys for a cat shelter in Minnesota, and I couldn’t see sending a couple of toys to a shelter, so I;m knitting and stuffing 10 (at least) fish cat toys like these:

Cat Toys1

The observant among you will see a mouse — I created that myself with self-striping yarn in crochet for the last Kitty Toy Swap this past spring — may have time for a couple of those. I stuff these with premium cat nip, and this time I’ll include a bell in each as well.

and then because I go to an office now, it’s just not practical to bring the two sweaters I’m working on (yeah, I am crazy), so I’ve got leftover sock yarn for some great socks for the Ravelympics.

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