I did what I needed to do to get ready for the event, though - I cleared my US 1 needles. (Yes, I own more than one pair; I swear I do. I just can't, um, find the others right now.)
I present to you completed Tropical Fruit socks:
...and my legs. Just look at the socks, okay? These are my first qualifying socks for 200Sox. (Yes, I AM the world's slowest knitter, why do you ask?)
Specs: the yarn was LB Magic Stripes in "Bright Spring," and the pattern was ... well, me making a sock, based on what I know about socks. The heel is really not deformed, I promise; that's just my foot being sucked into my super squishy sofa. These took me about a month, which makes me really doubt my sanity when it comes to making two socks (bigger than these) AND wristlets in 16 days.
Here's a good motto for the Knitting Olympics, courtesy of Kirsten's Knits and The Coolest Sweater Ever:
Damn straight. Here's wishing you all good knitting karma, and an ability to go without sleep for the next two weeks.