Without FA (further ado), it's an FO (finished object)
I'd like to present Williamsro, in solid gold. I will get details and more photos up in a photo album very soon. For now, a few pictures, some preliminary thoughts, and many thanks.
My first thoughts when I woke up this morning: 1) I wonder if the blocking worked. 2) (for the billionth time) What can I use for "E" in the ABC-Along? ; )
It took three different shoots, three different settings, three different photographers -- the color of the sweater seems most true in the middle photograph. I agree that my butt and/or puckering it didn't look too bad in the photo yesterday, but it was just not so good in real life. The vigorous overnight blocking really helped. It also seems to have helped the armholes relax a bit; they were another area of grave concern. I was beginning to wonder if I need to start an ebay watch for Cash Iroha in this color. I don't think so; I think it's all good. I've been wearing the sweater for a couple of hours now, and it's good.
I've been thrilled with the idea of the Knitting Olympics from day one and it's been so much fun to watch everyone's progress, get caught up in the spirit of fun with all the different teams -- it's just been FUN. I have enjoyed the challenge immensely and I've got a gorgeous sweater, finished in 16 days, with which I am quite pleased. There are FOs everywhere you look in blogland -- beginning about Thursday, folks have been reaching the podium in record numbers to collect their gold. Thank you, Stephanie, for sharing your wonderful, crazy idea. Thank you, blog friends, for all your support, help, and kind words in this endeavor. Thank you, fellow Olympians, for coming to the games and making it so much fun, for allowing me to draw inspiration and energy from you. Walking in fields of gold.