Sunday, February 26, 2006

Time's up!

And we have a winner!...oh no, and a loser. But enough about me (the loser) let's hear from our proud Gold Medalist Alissa.

"I was really surprised when I won and Mom didn't. She's such a better knitter than me. I should give her credit because she's taught me sooooooooooo much about knitting (and she chose a bigger project than me ........ and I started a little early).(Tee-hee). But my project was an orange suede scarf that's very comfy. The scarf is as long as I am tall. I'm sooo happy I finished- it's my first knitted project I finished."

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Well I'm so proud of Alissa this her first finished project after many years of gentle pressure from me to get her to knit. This Olympic project really sparked her interest, and she's so pleased with her finished object that hopefully she'll continue.

I'm pretty disappointed not to have finished myself, but as it became more and more clear that I would not be done without Herculean efforts - I decided to enjoy the process, enjoy the Olympics, and enjoy my girls for their last few days of winter break. I'm very glad that I participated - it was really fun knitting along with women all over the world, and now I have a sweater that's 75% complete. Caroline's dolly miss Ariel has graciously agreed to model:

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Lessons learned along the way: it's not really necessary to make cute stitch markers to match my project (although I do really love them), and it's probably not a good idea to become obsessed with creating a new blog at the same time, and lastly I should always check the kid's school vacation schedules before making such a commitment. Thank goodness this was all just for fun - and it was fun. Goodbye Olympics!

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Laura said...

You're killin' me. I didn't even start my knitting project! I love your blog...I want to make one too.

francoise said...

Congratulations Alissa!!! This scarf is beautiful and this Gold medal is all yours... Pity about your Mum not finishing on time, but she did her best and her sweater will be beautiful too. (give her some encouragement...)

kristinknits said...

Way to go Alissa! Your scarf looks great. I love the color!