Tuesday, February 28, 2006

So Close

But no gold. This is where my Olympic Tank was on Sunday night when the torch was extinguished.

And that is where it still is. So very close to done, but not quite. (In case you can't tell, it's a V neck.) I'll probably finish it up tomorrow, since the weather forecast says it will be very nearly warm enough to wear it. I only have about two more rows to go on the back, join the shoulder seams, then I think a row of single crochet around the neck and armholes would be a good idea.

Even though I didn't medal, I did learn from my Olympic experience. For years I have stayed away from larger projects such as sweaters, vests, etc. because my memory is that it took months-n-months to complete such a thing. But I designed and (very nearly) knit a tank in just 16 days. I'm thinking that this tank pattern would make a very nice wool vest. And I still want a tank with a square neck. And now I know that I can get such a thing done in a reasonable amount of time. Three cheers for the Yarn Harlot for getting us all to push ourselves!

And now I'll leave you with a pic of a gift my b/f picked up for me on our recent trip to Springfield.

Isn't he a sweetheart?


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