No - I'm not about to make some sort of resolution of olympic-sized proportions. I'm going to tell you about how my 2010 Winter Knitting Olympic project turned out! I've been putting it off for too long due to poor photography, but what the hell...
...I didn't win Gold. Or even Silver or Bronze. But I did finish my project, and I finished it in time to wear it to dinner at the 2010 YMN Smart Biz Conference in Seattle, which was my ultimate goal anyway.
- Pattern: #29, Wrap with Belt by Shiri Mor, from the 2009/2010 Winter VK
- Yarn: 4 skeins Handmaiden Fine Yarns Great Big Sea in Pewter
- Needles: US 7 (4,5mm)
- Time to complete: 4 weeks
Personally, I think Shiri Mor is a design genius. This was my second time knitting one of her designs, and both times were highly entertaining. She has a knack for creating the most interesting combinations of stitch patterns, and often uses the varying gauges of different stitches to achieve shaping that defies the laws of mathematics. The only thing that slowed me down on this one was the 60-some inches of the wrap panel - basically one big scarf.
But it was worth it!
(I didn't talk about the yarn. It's Handmaiden - what do I need to say? It speaks for itself, and it's worth every penny of its high price tag.)