Yep, that is what I am. Disqualified from the KNITTING OLYMPICS. I knew when I cast on my sweater at Karen's house during the opening ceremonies of the Olympics that the sweater I chose would be a challenge for me to complete in two weeks. This is why I chose it, the Knitting Olympics are meant to be a challenge for a knitter but my life presented even more challenges and unfortunately I failed before I began. Several things impacted my decision to disqualify myself.
1. Our friend Alan died.
2. My cold is now in my chest and I can't breathe deep without coughing.
3. I am sleeping at night, instead of staying up until the wee hours like normal, which is seriously cutting into my knitting time.
So, thus, I need to bow out, quit, fail, disqualify myself from the Knitting Olympics this year. I will NOT finish a sweater in two days and frankly, I am not going to even try. Knitting is meant to be fun, exciting and adventurous, not stressful, which is what I would be if I tried to knit like mad to meet the deadline. I would indeed make a mistake, end up tearing it out and feeling frustrated all the while.
The sweater is cast on, I will finish it in the near future but before I do I have a whole other sweater that is going to be cast on Monday at the start of my Icelandic Sweater class. I am so excited about this sweater as it will be my first STEEKING project (in which I cut my knitting, YIKES, to make a cardigan). Stay tuned for updates on this project including photo's from my classes each week.