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Olympic achievement

March 5, 2010

Well, now that the Olympics are over, I can sit back and reflect on having watched 4 hours of TV every day for the past 2 weeks. Yikes. I was totally hooked. Go World! (Oh, yeah. The commercials totally got me, too.)

But the upside is many hours in front of the TV meant many hours of knitting, too. Voila, the sweater vest!

It was a pretty fun process with only a few head-scratching moments. It’s like real clothing! Thank goodness I know how to follow a pattern and I have some basic knitting technique books. Most of the pattern went smoothly since there was just one basic pattern that was repeated on both sides. The only thing that changed was the front “V.” It’s amazing how you’ll be knitting along and all of a sudden it starts to look like something.

Darien has already worn it a few times, despite the fact that it hasn’t been blocked. He was so excited about it, I figured it didn’t matter much. He says it’s very warm, so I’m glad I got it done fast so he can still get some wear out of it this winter season. And, it turns out I over-estimated the amount of yarn I would need, so now I have almost 3 balls left for something else warm and cozy.

And, finally, the recipient models my fine creation:

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Mom permalink
    March 5, 2010 6:58 pm

    The sweater looks really great. Good job, Betsy. And the model on the right is great too.

  2. March 5, 2010 7:04 pm

    So the professional model is the one on the right, correct? Does that mean you’re married to the one on the left? (Shudder.) Very, very impressive. The Olympics truly bring out the heroics in everyone.

  3. sarah permalink
    March 6, 2010 11:27 am

    truly, truly nice work, my dear. it’s so beautiful! you’ve inspired me to work on a sweater of my own. just in time for spring. oops. what will you do with the extra yarn? hopefully a matching vest for kipling. *fingers crossed.*

  4. Julia Bates permalink
    March 8, 2010 2:22 pm

    You do such wonderful work. Glad to know there’s a new able knitter in the Bates clan to keep up the tradition. Afraid it skipped my generation. Awesome! Enough yarn to make yourself a scarf? You’d look so cute together!

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