Olympic Completion and Confession
And with the skating flamers:
And break for commercial:
Yes, it's done. I finished it at precisely 5:49 last night. I'm wearing it right now and it is quite comfortable and warm.
But I do have a confession to make. Though you can't see it, my hoodie has no hood. I knit a hood. A gigantic gray hood that would've suited a beach ball quite well, and in knitting that hood that looked to be almost the same size as the rest of the sweater, I realized that I never wear the hoods on my hoodies, even when they are for normal heads. I have a smallish head. Most hats are too big for me, so the gargantuan gray hood just wasn't going to cut it. And so, I decided to make a simple rolled collar instead. I went back to my primary motivation for wanting this sweater, which was to keep me warm on days like today when the cold breaks right through the walls, and I went with that. Maybe it was a cop-out, I dunno, but if you had seen that gray hood, you would've developed a deep disdain for useless hoods as well. My hoodless hoodie has come to terms with its altered self and feels complete (and warm and soft by the way).
PS. I also suck as putting in zippers.