Against all odds, finished. On the podium, err, grapefruit tree hangs the Flutter Scarf, my entry into the Scarf Stroke for Team Canada at the 2008 Ravelympics.
First some stats. The scarf is the latest MimKnits design. For those of you don't know, MimKnits is the talented Miriam Felton, author of the Icarus Shawl that I knit earlier in the year.
I chose Knitpicks Shimmer in the Cumulus colorway. An appropriate choice of color for the type of weather that we had the last few days. I staggered in just under the finish line, Sunday, August 24, 2008, at 11:55:00 AM, knitting furiously, while downing my morning coffee. I quickly wove in the ends and gave it a good blocking under the Florida sun. I had no live model this morning, so the grapefruit tree had to do. To liven things up I picked a few hibiscus, Chinese Lanterns, in brilliant red.
I am disconsolate now that the Olympics re at an end. I thought the last two weeks gloriously entertaining. I was a little sad when the swimming ended. We were glued to set during both men's and women's events. Who could take their attention away from Michale Phelps.
It was a turbulent last week for me. I started a new job and revisited the exhaustion that only food service can bring. I now punch this.
I folded tons of these.
I put paper liners in these.
There were plenty of these to wrap.
I won't bore you with further details. I also made plenty of coffee drinks, served masses of scones and cookies, and made gallons of smoothies. Working in a bakery is very tactile and full of wonderful smells. I come home with the scent of steamed milk and freshly ground coffee in my clothes.
I also started a couple of my classes. The ones I could get a head start on were online. My first live class was canceled due to Fay and all the flooding. So, next week looms without the spectacle that was the Beijing Olympics, the first day of school starting all over again, and the second week of the "new job" .
Tonight I will wear my Flutter Scarf to the telecast of the closing ceremonies and look forward to new beginnings and thought my Winter Ravelympics project in Vancouver.