It is DONE!
I have completed my Knitting Olympics with a Gold Medal win! Yes, i know i'm insane...so what? Yes, at times it was trying, tedious and i wanted to stab myself with my aluminum knitting needle...who cares? I DID IT!!! I'm so proud of myself and of all the other Knitting Olympians whether they completed their projects or not! Just the fact that we were all willing to challenge ourselves, were willing to strive for greatness in something we'd never done before, were willing to ignore our families, showering, eating, sleeping and feeding the cat until she came and nearly clawed our delicate "Branching Out" - Lace Scarf from off of our laps...oh wait, that was just me! I digress...
Here are photos as i almost lost it, errr...neared the Finish Line late last night...
I donned war paint around midnight to boast my resolve or freshen my face - however you want to look at it...(this is one of the mud masks sent in the "Green Canyon Spa" Face Care Kit from Michelle.)
I'm feeling the stress...
Strung out on knitting and coffee after midnight...
The support team ignores me and plays "Zeus", errr...looks on in excitement and provides coffee and Twizzlers! (Deb and her niece, Katie)
Look at a closeup of that work, whew!! I did good!!
Line Judge Luna makes sure there is no Offsides or Icing...
It takes up the whole length of my side, hope it dries fast! Yeah, i know it looks wonky, but hey, it's my first time blocking anything, EVER!!
Things i've learned along this journey...
~Lace weight yarn is really tiny (read: a pain in the arse!)
~The people around me are very supportive of things i try to do
~Sleep is overrated
~Cats will lay on ANY knitting if left alone for more than 3 minutes
~Lace knitting is NOT conducive to car travel, or social events
~I do not own enough T-pins
~Lace looks like crap until it's blocked, then it's absolutely gorgeous!
~There are at least 4,000 very talented (read:crazy) knitters out there in the world!
~Being involved in an event with others, even though working on it as a solitary participant, still brings a sense of community. This is a Good Thing!!
~The Yarn Harlot and all of her readers, ROCK!
Ok, on to a new project that involves LOTs of Stockinette Stitch!! LOL!!