Sunday, February 28, 2010

'Tis done...

So. The torch will be passed on to Sochi at Vancouver tonight... and I've managed to finish my Olympic projects. This was looking very unlikely last weekend but I squared up to the challenge and have spent most of the weekend knitting away...
Exhibit 1: St Brigid.

The start date on this of January 05 was very approximate - I can't actually work out when I did start it... but anyway, she's finished. And I've been wearing her all day during the miserable, cold, rainy weather. I'm regretting lengthening the sleeves by half a repeat, but mainly because I've lost nearly 3 stone since I started her; I'm sure this was a sensible decision when I made the first sleeve! That was my Cambridge KTog project; and here's my medal!

And then tonight, right under the wire at 11pm, I finished the IKL project, a Clapotis for the UK Knit Camp Clap-o-Tea party in August...
Exhibit 2: the Summer Silk Garden Sock Clapotis...


The table is 165cm/5' 6" long, so it's going to be a nice length...

Phew. It's not been the greatest fortnight really in Actual Life; but it was nice to achieve something and clock up some serious knitting metreage...

8 comments:

Mary deB said...

Yay for you! That St Brigid is quite the accomplishment, as is losing 3 stone!

I'm giving up on the closing ceremonies, as it's getting late and it's been an exciting day! Having seen that super hockey game, William Shatner and Michael J Fox, my day is quite complete.

Spinningfishwife said...

Wow, your efforts put me to shame. Both at knitting and at weight loss!

SusieH said...

Brava, brava, brava!!!! Both projects are absolutely gorgeous...and kudos on the 3 stone, too!

Anonymous said...

Hurrah for you!!!

I love the St. Brigid.

Wish I could lose 3 stone... In the meantime, I have completed one project with your lovely dyed wool and am now embarking on another.

Love and Luck
Liz

Rosie said...

Yippee and hurrah; just one of those would've been a challenge for me. I think St Brigid looks fabulous just as she is, the sleeves look a good length for keeping warm in. I've not managed to shift 3lbs, let along 3 stone: you are amazing.

Daisy said...

Wow, they both look great!

Anonymous said...

St Brigid is fab, as is the weight loss.

Anonymous said...

St Brigid is fab, as is the weight loss.

Rachel