It's been a challenging couple of weeks for Team Party Crasher / Team ADD. The thought of sitting down and working on just one project -- and finishing it on a deadline -- brought back memories of The Great Sock Fiasco from December. And I wasn't exactly faithful to my project. But I was determined, dangit, and I did it. And I even went to the outlet mall yesterday instead of gluing my butt to the couch and solidifying my chances of finishing. Go me!
Just to prove that the Olympics were still on after I finished, I got the Olympic logo in the picture:
I finished weaving in all the ends during the closing ceremonies. She ain't perfect (and please don't look at the way I sewed up those underarm holes), but I love her. And I impressed the snot out of Paul, who, in the not-so-back of his mind, thinks I'm nuts.
I was so excited that I kept the sweater on while I frantically danced around the living room to Ricky Martin:
I do love my Ricky Martin. I spun around the room and shook my bon-bon until I fell down. No picture of that, thanks.
Now, not only do I have a sweater to show for the last 15 days, but I can also look forward to not having to hear another Bob Costas interview for two more years. ("So it looks like Team USA has thoroughly screwed up again. We'll have an interview in a matter of minutes with the latest American screw-up to ask him why he sucks so much -- and how it feels to be totally humiliated on world-wide TV. You won't want to miss it.")
So the next question is: now what? I've been working on almost nothing but this sweater for two weeks. I'm totally unprepared to move on. Do I get to work on some lace? Start that cardi that I've been dying to start? Another baby blanket for my plethora of pregnant friends? Maybe a baby sweater? I just don't know! Ack!
PS - Did you see the new Knitty surprises? I'm totally in love with Starsky.