Friday, February 24, 2006

olympic progress, day 15

I'm finished!!!!!!!!!!!! I may have had my doubts late, late, last night (early this morning) when I thought the bumpy sleeves looked hideous, but, all olympic yarn-letes have moments of self doubt. After spending most of today being depressed about my failed sweater and periodically searching & seeking online for better ways to seam my "stair-step" sleeve edges, I tried it on again tonight (this time without the bulky shirt underneath), while explaining to my dh just how awful it looked & how depressed I was about it.... Well, let's just say he thought I was nuts. So I looked in the mirror and thought....it looks great, I should go weave in all these ends and sew on my buttons. (Yes, I went out and bought thread today!!) I think the bulky shirt accentuated the bumpy spots on the sleeve underside (note to self, don't wear sweater with bulky shirt). As my dh pointed out the scallop look of the sleeve is only visible if I hold my arms out perpendicular to my body AND point them out to onlookers...so I guess my neurosis was getting the best of me in the wee hours of Friday morning.

So.... drum roll please... here is my submission for the judges review... (tilted photos courtesy of my 6yo ds)
A little blocking will follow to help flatten the buttonhole edges.

24 comments:

Vera said...

Congrats. I'm sure your sweater looks fabulous. A little steam blocking should help the seam relax.

Yasmin said...

Congratulations! You have it done and it's great that there seems to be no noticeable problem with the sleeve seams. Anyways...just enjoy your beautiful sweater and the Olympic gold.
Yasmin.

Suzetta said...

Love it, looks like it fits you to a tee!

Norah said...

Congratulations!! It looks beautiful and I love the way it fits. I don't notice anything at all about the sleeve seams. Excellent job!

sara said...

it looks great!!!!

Mimi said...

It really looks pretty! Even the shots by your 6yo is good! Congratulations!

Robert said...

My God! It's beautiful! What form! What a beautiful shape. Such a soft and warm texture............................................ Oh yeah, the sweater's pretty good too !

Robert said...

Hey, I like the picture! Did junior take it on your yacht or do you live on the side of a mountain ?

MaggieBlue said...

Your sweater turned out beautiful! Congrats on finishing! :)

CCinMass said...

Very nice...it looks like it's a gold medal in your eyes :-)

Ginny said...

Just so you all know... Robert is my dh!

Erica B. said...

Bravo Ginny! Great job!

Beth in Denver said...

Awesome job, beautiful work, and the color (and buttons) are teriffic too. Bravo!

Tina Marie said...

Ginny - when I grow up I want to crochet like YOU! It is so professional looking. In the new skating system you'd get the equivalent of doing a triple-triple and a Beilman Spin in the second half of your routine! Good Job!

M Kathryn Adkins said...

That looks Great! It fits you well and the color is very nice to go with anything.

elaine.triquetra said...

Woo-Hoo! Looks great! Yes you were being neurotic, but being a perfectionist myself I know how you feel. But really, looks wonderful.

Anonymous said...

I'll bet you were yawning with a hook to finish it Friday morning

Grete said...

Congratulations.
That sweater was lovely.
You did a great job, and get the OL-gold :o)

Norma said...

Ginny! I think it looks great. Fits you perfectly and the color is pretty and the buttons really make the sweater. Great job! You get a 10 out of 10 for the GOLD! : )

Shell said...

It's looks wonderful! Great job. I love it! My hat is off to you for figuring out the pattern too. It is a beautiful sweater!

Kimberly said...

Congratulations on finishing!! It looks wonderful!!

Great job to your DS on his photo taking!! My nephew tries to take pictures of me and usually ends up with only an arm in the photo! lol

Way to go on your Olympic Gold performance!!

Kim Guzman said...

It looks fabulous!

Rebecca said...

oooo, nice! very very nice! wonderful job!!

mary ann said...

nice job - love the detail - what pattern did you use?