There was no question in my mind that this time around I would indeed compete AND complete the challenge I signed on for.
I prepared, as I said I would:
I dealt with and overcame equipment malfunctions (as any true Olympian would):
I patiently waited until the opening ceremonies to officially cast on, because that's what the rules stated.
There was a bit of a restart that first weekend...see the wine glass? Not the only one enjoyed at the ceremony...just sayin'.
I devoted as much time, in all conditions possible, to the completion of my task, and I'm very pleased with my results...
I will be awarding myself a DNF for this round of Olympics.
I'm somewhat disappointed, you know like the Canadian Women's Curling team, but while I didn't actually complete my sweater (almost two sleeves and a back did get done, however) I do have a design on paper. I've made changes to my design based on how the knitting looked while being worked up. (I wish that "The Yarn Whisperer" wasn't already taken...although I just went to find a link and while there seems to be a number of Yarn Whisperers, none of them seem especially current. Hmmmm....)
And most importantly, my family and my sanity are still intact.
Maybe next time.