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Sunday, February 26, 2006

The Agony of Defeat

or perhaps, defingers?

However you want to look at it, the sad truth is I only finished one glove.







I'm not a gold medalist in the Knitting Olympics.

Oh, I'll finish the second glove.

Eventually.

In the meantime, this Knitting Olympian, last place or not, is going to make herself feel better with this.

Over the Knee Socks




and this.




Ahhhh, yeah baby. Socks.

To all those that participated and achieved Knitting Olympic gold, I congratulate you. Way to go knitters!

To all those that left me such wonderful comments, I thank you. It means a lot to me to know that even though I knew I wouldn't finish my project, you were still riding along to read of my "I hate" with these gloves.

To all those that participated and are still knitting away, I also congratulate you. Keep On Knitting!

14 comments:

Cynthia said...

The glove looks amazing. I think accomplishing one is quite a feat; doubt I would have that one done. It looks so good and at least you didn't sacrifice quality just to get it done by the end of the Olympics. I loved the colour of your over the knees and the other sock colours look very tempting.

Way to go Michelle!

dragon knitter said...

don't worry, hon, i'm not going to make it either. too much flu going around here. mine and my family's, sigh. so, while i finished 9, i've abandoned the knitted squares to do crocheted squares which i'm much faster at, to help my AC4C squares team. i'm actually finishing up my 3rd in 24 hours. sigh.

Joan said...

But you are a winner and you MUST finish the other glove no matter how much you swear at it. It's beautiful! Yeah, take a break but this one deserves the mate.

Curlie Girl said...

The glove is absolutely incredible...seriously, I almost slid off my chair when the photo popped up! Congrats on that beautiful glove, you're a gold medalist in my eyes!

Could those red stockings be any more yummy!

Shelley said...

Yes, the glove is quite amazing. You're a winner in my eyes. I keep going back and looking at the Shy Sheep vest too-that's the one I really love!

Katy said...

It may be just ONE glove...but what a glove it is! It's beautiful, and an accomplishment even without a medal.
and look how much you have done on that sock already!

Samantha said...

The glove is beautiful!! I'm sure eventually you will knit it's partner, but for now those over the knee socks are going to be a fun knit. I love the colour you chose for them. :)

nadine said...

the Lone Glove is Fantastic. No wonder you needed some time away from it before tackling glove two. No one could blame you.
In the meantime: i can't believe all your new Sock YARN ! wow wow and wow.

Rebekah said...

Sorry you didn't win the gold, but you have an amazing gloves to show for your efforts. At least you participated!

vanessa said...

knitting that glove in 16 days is a feat all by itself!

Carol said...

Michelle, the glove is breath-taking. Take a break, but be sure to get back to the mate for it. You'll be the envy of everyone with a pair of hand-knit gloves like that.

Sharon said...

You my dear achieved what most of us couldn't, one glove of such work is an awesome feat, well done.

Sorry but he will be lonely on his own;)

littledevilworks said...

You may have only finished one but it looks AMAZING! :)

Wannietta said...

Yeah, but that is a frame-worthy One Glove!! You did amazing.
I love the new sock yarns - which one first?