Well, sometimes the Olympics (knitting or otherwise) don’t go as planned. My sweater did not go as planned and is sadly, not quite finished. I was casting off the sleeve as the closing ceremonies were on, not sewing in ends as I had intended. I would normally feel a little badly for not having met a goal but for some reason this time, I don’t. This was an ambitious project that ran into a few problems at the start (ribbing, sleeve ripping, chart reading etc.) but those are not really the reason my sweater is unfinished.
If the Olympics had been anywhere else I would be wearing my cozy sweater right now, but it was here, in my city! I spent so much time in the happy Vancouver streets, at a few hockey games, a few bars, at Olympic parties, hosing parties, it was a fantastic 17 days and I regret nothing! I waited 6 hours to hold the medals, 4 hours to see the Colbert Report, and more than a few hours in security screening line ups. I met new people and enjoyed the atmosphere. Cheered and cried, all the things that proud Canadians did in the last couple of weeks. That isn’t to say that those who completed their projects weren’t living it up, they are just a hint more dedicated than I. So my sweater is unfinished but this experience was fantastic.
That being said, a shout out to my ladies who DID finish their projects!
Jan finished her beautiful Burberry Cowl
and Amanda finished here lovely Prairie Boots
Well done ladies!