I finished my Knitting Olympic socks last night at 9:45 p.m.! Yayyyyyy! Here is a picture to prove it:
They look a little funny because they are not blocked. I probably won't bother blocking them, either, because I am going to wear them on Friday when I go to the SPA Knit & Spin in Freeport. So I will just wear them and they'll get blocked when I wash them..... when I HANDWASH them (they are NOT superwash wool... I have learned my lesson!=)
I will be happy to wear them on Friday, too, because I think that is the last day of the Olympics and it's just cool to be wearing the socks at the Closing Ceremonies, that I started spinning the yarn for at the Opening Ceremonies! It is very cool. Thank you so much, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, for having these Knitting Olympics! It was a ton o' fun! And I am so very glad I participated. Now I won't have to go through the next 4 years explaining why I didn't participate in the last Winter Olympics. Instead, I can crow about how fabulously I did in earning my gold medal! And speaking of which, I think the gold medal .jpg will probably be available at the end of the week and I can put it in the badge area of my blog. The badge area is kinda new because I only just recently figured out how to do it. Right now there is only one badge, for the Knitting Olympics, and it doesn't link to anything, but a lot of my future badges will link to relevant websites.
I can't believe how little time it took to spin the yarn on a spindle and knit the socks. And it's a 2-ply, fingering weight, too. Unbelievable. Now I want to spin all the yarn for my socks.... I urge all of you to participate in the 2014 Knitting Olympics (hopefully it will happen again), because it really is fun to challenge yourself and find that you are, in fact, totally awesome! It was so much fun. Now I wish there was a Winter Olympics every year :)
And in other news, I was updating pictures on my Ravelry page and I found that I completed 32 projects in 2009. That's good :) A lot of them were small projects, especially a lot of socks, heh heh. But I am pretty happy with my progress last year. I hope to complete more projects in 2010!