ravelympics: check-in.

So, this was what my sweater looked like at 2:30 PM on Sunday, before I left to watch the men’s gold medal hockey game.

stripes!olympicfinish

And this is what my sweater looks like this morning, after casting off last night.

stripes!unblockedfo

I had two rows of button band to go by the time the Olympics were officially “over,” and that’s fine with me. I’m not going to grouse over the fact that I didn’t have yarn until two days in, or explain that I’m like, really busy – I knit very nearly all of a sweater in two weeks, and that’s good enough.

The sweater isn’t done done – I still need to figure out how I’m going to close it (if anyone knows where I can buy snap tape in Toronto, you get to be my BFF forever), weave in all the ends, and do blocking, but whatever. It is close enough to finished, and I am in love with this sweater and can’t wait to wear it, and that’s what matters.

stripes!fobuttonband

stripes!foyoke

2 Comments

  1. Reply
    Julie 2 March, 2010

    It looks awesome!! I totally know what you mean, and the sweater I chose was a really fast knit, but I knew I wouldn’t have a lot of free time, so it still took me a week and a half. So I think yours was definitely more of a real challenge. But look how close you are to finishing it, and it’s already looking so fantastic!!

  2. Reply
    Allyson 2 March, 2010

    It looks fabulous! I can’t wait to see it totally finished and modeled. Love the stripes, love the coziness, love everything about it! Great job.

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