Kaity and I take our Olympic cheering seriously. Especially when it comes to swimming. And, we know how to pick ’em. If there’s no American to root for in a specific heat, we either pick the hottest guy, or the one with the funniest name. It’s a scientific system, but it works for us.
Right now… as I type this, I need to stop and root for Michael Phelps. Hold on… I’ll be back in a sec (he’s fast).
Ok – I’m back. He won, of course. I just love how he kicks it into 2nd gear that last half lap. I could watch that guy swim all day. Gold medal #10, greatest Olympic champion of all time. Love that guy. And his mom.
So, here’s our conversation in the pool this morning before we start our laps – my swimming partner and I:
Dano: Do you see that thing they do when they start the breast stroke?
Me: The dolphin kick?
Dano: Yeah, that…. do you do that?
Me: I try.
Fade to the end of our first lap, getting ready to make our turn… I can actually hear her laughing under water. We stop at the end of the pool….
Me: Are you laughing at my dolphin kick?
Dano: No….. I TRIED to dolphin kick.
Yeah…. we’re good. Tomorrow we’re gonna try flip turns. That should be even funnier!
Pattern: Gloria Cowl
Yarn: Knit Picks Imagination, color: Damsel I held the yarn doubled. Can you see where I switched skeins and didn’t make sure to stagger my yarns. Bummer. I was probably too busy oogling some hot swimmer with a funny name to pay attention :o)
Needles: some bamboo size 8’s I had lying around
Time to knit: 2 days of watching Olympic swimming and gymastics, with a smattering of diving.