Sunday, February 28, 2010

Gold!

(Like my "gold medal"?)

Yes, I am a proud, first-time knitting Olympian! I even finished my vest BEFORE the closing ceremonies. Since I know what you're most interested in, here it is – my completed Olympic event:(I'll work on getting a un-overexposed photo of me wearing it.)

Overall I'm pleased, although I would prefer it a little longer. But even if I was a good enough knitter to have figured that out along the way, I wouldn't have had enough yarn for a longer vest. See that teeny-tiny ball of yarn over on the right? That's what's left. Whew!

I had the perfect buttons for this vest in my little button stash, too, thanks to a sale at a local merchant's some time ago.

It IS an exhilarating feeling, standing up here on the podium. Even though I had a lot of other things on my plate (yes, friends, even more than usual) during the Olympics, I persevered. Victory is sweet!

That's it for now from . . .

16 comments:

Garrett808 said...

WOW! That's beautiful! I can't believe you finished with just a wee bit left :) what will you do with that??!! :)

congrats!!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Woohoo!!! That tiny ball of yarn is....YIKES!

Well done!

Christine said...

Wow, it's gorgeous. Congratulations!

kenleighacres said...

I am in awe! Congratulations on finishing it and I can't imagine how stressed you were with that tiny little amount of yarn leftover.

kenleighacres said...

I am in awe! Congratulations on finishing it and I can't imagine how stressed you were with that tiny little amount of yarn leftover.

Nancy K. said...

Congratulations, Michelle ~ it's beautiful!

Nothing like playing it 'close to the vest'!

Lois said...

Your vest is gorgeous! Good knitting, perfect timing, great choice of pattern and just the right amount of yarn!

Heidi said...

Congratulations, it's gorgeous.

LDSVenus said...

It looks perfect. Vests are so nice when the weather is just a bit too warm for a sweater but not quite warm enough for just a long sleeved shirt. :) That one looks very classy. :)

schoonoverfarm said...

Gorgeous work Michelle! Definitely a gold medal!

OzWeaver said...

Gorgeous vest! Yes, I do want to see a photo of you wearing it! Lovely choice of buttons too! Great work!

heidi said...

stunning!

Goodwife said...

Beautiful! And boy did you come in under the wire with yarn! Great job!

Heather said...

What a lovely vest. What are you going to make with the left-overs? :o)

MollyBeees said...

YAY! What a gorgeous piece of work! And I'll take the daffodil gold medal over a real one any day. Spring cannot get here too soon.

Dianne MacDonald said...

Congratulations! It looks like you did a terrific job (love those buttons, too).