Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Day Five, Dreaming of Gold

When I was young, I dreamed of being a gymnast, like many girls.  I practiced routines in my back yard, over and over again.  I dreamed of being "discovered," like a movie star, but this time for my amazing hand stands!
  Alas, that dream never materialized.  And due to NBC's awful Olympics coverage, I didn't get to see much of team USA's dream coming true, either.  They managed to stretch out the gymnastics all night, well past my bed time.  I would have liked to have seen other gymnasts perform, too, rather than have NBC select what I get to and don't get to watch.
  Isn't it amazing how gymnasts bodies have changed since Olga Korbut and Nadia Comaneci?  Those girls are buff!  And what about the swimmers?  Even the women look like they could bench press an Escalade!
 But I digress.  My progress is measurable, at last.  On the left, you see how the whole shawl fits on one circular needle.  I was worried about it being crowded, but it's not at all.
  On the right is the pattern for the edging highlighted by being draped over my faithful Olympics partner, the remote control.  My fingers are getting a great work out, but really, who wants over-developed muscles in their fingers?


LA said...

Uh-oh...I'm behind on my Olympic weaving. I wish Leo had reminded me to get moving......

Roxie said...

You can't beat a nice white shawl. Goes with everything and prettier than cardigan. You have a winner there.

Bonnie said...

Looks great. Can't wait to see it.