I went to bed at 11:00 last night. We all got up at 5 AM when the smoke alarms in the entire house started screaming…for no reason. I woke up long enough to say goodbye to the kids as they headed to school. I finally got up at 9:00. It’s amazing what almost 10 hours of sleep can do for a person!!! I think in 17 days, I only went to bed before 3 AM once.
So, how do the Olympians wind down after their amazing experiences? It has to seem like a long, amazing dream to them! I’m kind of wandering around in circles today, wondering what to do without black stockinette attached to me. So, I pulled out the sweater one more time. I hadn’t stitched the sleeve facings down yet, because I needed advice, which someone on Ravelry so kindly provided. The sleeve facing was knit at the top of the sleeve and hand stitched down, covering the raw steek edges. Look how nice that looks!
This sweater had a ton of finishing!!! The bottom was hemmed with a shock cord inserted.
The collar was knit and then stitches were picked up along the front opening to finish those steeked edges. Then I put in the zipper and stitched the collar down.
The zipper even says “Dale” on it.
I pulled out my trusty steamer and gave it a shot. If I got this sweater wet, it would take days to dry. It’s really heavy.
So…here are the details!
The Pattern: Vancouver 2010 from Dale of Norway #213.
The Yarn: Dale of Norway Heilo, 16 skeins black, 2 skeins gray, 2 skeins lime green.
The Needles: Addi Turbo size 1,2, and 3.
The Hours: I’m guessing it took about 150 hours.
The Smile on My Hero’s face: Priceless!
Oh, and here’s my Olympic gold medal!
Uh, yeah. What can I say?
Dreamboy tried on the sweater yesterday. It looked so good on him. My hubby was having none of it. That’s ok. Dreamboy thought it was itchy anyway. Hopefully I’ll get a modeled shot soon. I know you’re sick of hearing about this sweater, but it may require one more post!!!
Here’s the art shot.
And now I think I’m going to go put Frankie’s quilt on the longarm. He’s been waiting patiently!
Then I’m going to play with something in this pile.
I also need to grab an unfinished knitting project to throw on the couch. I thought I was sick of knitting. As it turns out, I’m not.
I do need another good night of sleep though.