Sunday, February 26, 2006

Knitting Olympics - Gold Medal!



Pattern: Baltic Sea Stole from Fibertrends
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Helen's Lace in Tahoe
Needle: Bryspun size 6 circulars
Start Date: February 10, 2006
Finish Date: February 26, 2006
Comments: I signed up for the Yarn Harlot's Knitting Olympics the day she first posted it. I took a quick look at my project list and decided this challenge was the perfect impetus to make my first lace project using a pattern and yarn I already had in my stash. During the next 3 weeks I spent hours scoping out what the other Knitting Olympians were going to knit. I thought about picking a less-challenging project. I thought about why was I doing this in the first place. While knitting like mad the last two weeks, I realized I was doing it because I love knitting and I love to compete. Watching what everyone else was doing was such a treat as well.
It may sound trite or silly, but I am very proud of what I accomplished during the last 16 days. I stressed, I knit, I admired, I tired, I loved it.

13 comments:

knit chick said...

Congrats, Alyssa! It looks awesome!

Donna said...

Congratulations! It's gorgeous!

Elabeth said...

YAY!! Good Job! :)

Karin said...

WOW! So gorgeous!!

VickeryKnits said...

Congratulations! It looks amazing!

Kathy said...

Alyssa

Your shawl photos are great. The front with arm extended photo really shows you both off.

You are a great knitter.

Monica said...

It's beautiful! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

WOW, that is BEAUTIFUL!

You WILL bring it to group night, right?

Lynae

littledevilworks said...

It's beautiful. Enjoy it!

Chicago Jen said...

Congratulations!! It's so beautiful!! and I love your red walls! I think I'm coming to the realization that while Ene's Shawl is a triangle, I prefer squares or rectangles. Beautiful and well done!

Sonja Poor said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love your shawl. I've just been trying to go through the list and look at everyone's projects. Yours is amazing. Congratulations.

Kim in Oregon said...

Congratulations, the work is beautiful and I have to go knit one myself now.

Inky said...

Neither trite nor silly!! You should be proud, you are worthy and the stole is gorgeous. Extra points for stash busting.