You know what sucks? When you write a whole post, complete with tags, links and pics and then hit publish and through some f&$kup it DISAPPEARS.
Yeah, that sucks.
So, where am I? I don’t know. I only know I am not there yet. I am watching hundreds of people form all over the world dashing past me on their feet, on bikes, in kayaks, on horses, on vaulting poles. Good Lord! I am tired from all this activity.
But let’s get to what you really wanna know. Have I won a medal yet? Nope. I am so knitted out I stopped counting, but I think we’re at about project 10 or 11 and that we will make it to the Bronze level by Sunday’s Closing Ceremony (is there anyone out there who seriously thought I would deny myself a pair of metallic sandals of any damn color I want after all this work? Ahem.).
So here is what I’ve been up to:
This was already done, just needed seaming, buttoning and a row of crochet around the neck. BADDA BING!
Finished this too – Ann Norling’s Stitch Sampler Scarf. It was half done before I picked it up – after maybe a year and a half!
Then I frogged a couple of things (remember, three frogs equals one finished project, so I have to frog one more thing before I can count this). This was a cute little top from last summer’s Verena magazine – but I think not a good combo of yarn and project:
And this was a henley, I believe from an old Interweave Knits. I was never gonna finish it – too boring – and I can find a better use for this yarn:
I’ve also been working on my Aeolian Shawl, which I will finish if I don’t poke my eyes out from frustration over beads and nupps and 800-something sts per row. I have 3.5 rows left. So it will get done. I may count it as two – TRY AND STOP ME. And I am working on the second of a Cookie A sock pattern. No pics of these yet, but look for them soon. SOOOOOOON.
Look what my hubby made me this weekend to cheer me on:
That’s it. In the first draft of this post – the one that disappeared – I had written the best essay I’ve ever written about wanting to be a better citizen of my body and about good sportsmanship. So that’s what you missed. I’ll write much inferior versions of those here soon. But right now I have to get back to knitting if I hope to finish.
Here it is, your gratuitous pug photo: