Saturday, July 26, 2008

No, it isn't a dream

After being worried that I would run out of time, abandoning housework for days, and knitting like crazy, I have a TdF report; today was my race of truth. I was running out of time, the trial was upon me this morning, I had no slipstream available anywhere.
They have no teammates to rely on, no others around to gauge their effort. It is simply the cyclist on the open road against the stopwatch.

Hubband and I spent several hours on the road today, with time limits on us, both there and back. Fortunately for me, Hubband drove and I was able to get a lot of knitting time in. (Hmmmm, I need to ask him if he was providing me with a slipstream after all.)
 



I made great progress and have crossed the finish line completely! This is actually a day early, which I had never guessed would happen a week ago.
 

Everything is done, including all seams and ends woven in. (Not to mention photographs and updates!) Well, everything, except for the trying it on Mr. A to see if it fits, but that part can't happen until August 9. If it doesn't fit, I guess I will be making another one in a couple of weeks.
 

FYI: No frogs were hurt in the production of this sweater and it was knit completely without the aid of any performance enhancing drugs. (No, caffeine doesn't count as a PED.)
Now comes the mountain stage of catching up on the housework.

6 comments:

Bubblesknits said...

It looks great!!! :-) You finished that in record time! Yesterday, I started a vest for the boy-child out of Cascade Venezia in a dark red color. I remembered that he'll have lots of preschool programs and a vest will come in handy. :-)

Laura said...

Congratulations! Looks great. If it fits or not, you'll have to show us pictures! And, I'm sure you can find someone it will fit!

Pharmaknits said...

Yippee! It looks great.

momlee said...

It does look great, and Mr. A is going to LOVE it. If it doesn't fit you may have to knit fast!!!!

Anita said...

The sweater looks awesome! :)
Good luck with the fit!!

bruce said...

yes I believe he will enjoy it a lot, especially since it was made by his auntie... one thing she does that Dad cannot. oh, well.