That's the # of stitches in my Oly Scarf, and I did it in 17 days, phew! This was my project for Ravelympics 2008.
The events I chose were Scarf Stroke and Cable Steeplechase. What a bunch of fun it was.
It's as long as I am tall, LOL. sorry for the crappy photo quality
Yarn: 3 skeins of ShiBuiKnits Merino Alpaca
Purchased yarn at Thistledown Shoppe, Suttons Bay, MI
Needles: 10" aluminum straights (vintage)
Pattern: Irish Hiking Scarf
Amazingly, despite physical challenges, sock interruptions and having a full time job, I actually got it done in the allotted amount of time.
Cast-on 8/8/08 and finished 8/24/08 at 10:45am eastern time.
It was definitely a challenge but worth every stitch. As I finished the last few rows I thought about all the courageous, hard working athletes in this 2008 Olympic games they worked so hard to achieve their goals. And all the exciting events I watched in the past couple weeks.
It makes me so proud to have been a part of this fun even. I now can say I came to compete and I accomplished my goal.
Thanks to my family and friends who encouraged me and kept me going during the tough times, lol. Especially Rena, she's a great supporter - and a pretty good nurse too!
The Saint even let me use him as a prop for my shoot this morning...thanks Honey!