Aug 28

The relay “baton” (actually a box) came and went earlier this week. I don’t know how ahead we are, but I’m sure that I beat my own record.

What relay was this? Did Nanc actually run* somewhere?

Nope. It was the Dish Rag Tag that I participated in, and woo-boy – this is gonna be a close heat!




* Did you see a bear? Yeah, neither did I.

Emily is r0x0r and had the brilliant idea to host a dish rag tag, a continental knitting race comprised of teams of strangers! (Continental as in the participants are from specific continents, not knitting continental-style.) Imagine Death Race 2000, but with kitchen cotton, crazy knitters all over the globe, and less death-for-sport antics.

I’m part of the Rapid Rag Relayers team, and our knitters shot out of the gate like gangbusters! Of course, I want to keep up the momentum and have been waiting (and waiting) for the baton/box. And then…

  • 17:08 hours – Come home from werk to find The Box on our doorstep.
  • 17:14 hours – Open and rifle through gifties, grab the yarn and needles, and start a-knittin’.
  • 18:37 hours – Break for dinner that Matty so kindly cooked (roasted veggies and rotisserie chicken – yum). Enjoy an episode of Weeds season 2.
  • 19:26 hours – Realize that I’ve been knitting row #3 wrong this entire time; continue with new “version.”
  • 20:51 hours – Weave in ends, a snip of the scissors, and admire my skillz!
  • 21:32 hours – Pack it all up, seal it with care, and call it a night!

At 08:08 hours on Tuesday, I sent the box on its merry way and transferred the baton to Becky.

This event has been a complete joy to take part in. The team comaraderie! The quick and fun project! Seeing participants put efforts forward like Marcia! Plus the loverly bits and baubles that Sherri tucked in the box for me. (I lovelovelove that tea!) I am totally in for this again.

Just another way that knitting is becoming a sport.

7 Responses to “What am I supposed to do with this stick?”

  1. P-la Says:

    Looks like you got some great goodies with your box!!! (hee, I said box!)

  2. kelp! Says:

    Heh, I had a friend who said she only ran when chased. You go with your dishclothy self!

  3. Carrie Says:

    Great job on the speedy turnaround!
    Last I checked we were in 1st place!!!
    Only 1 more knitter to receive the box and then it’s back to home base.

    Glad I could have you on my team!

  4. Rachel Says:

    How fun! Great job with the quick turn around.

  5. Becky Says:

    Nanc! Thanks so much for all the fantastic goodies in the Tag box! Wow! I was blown away. The yarn is beautiful. Every little thing is perfect. The dishcloth is great! I love navy and burgandy together — always have. It will be a cherished keepsake. It will also be used to wash the dishes. ;) I just can’t thank you enough.
    You can read my story on my blog. What fun!

  6. aubyn Says:

    now I wish I had done this. I was worried that I might not have time to knit fast enough. i will totally do it next time.

  7. Teri S. Says:

    That sounds like a lot of fun. However, that relay is not for me since I’m such a slow knitter. Did you win?

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