Tuesday, June 27, 2006

One less UFO sighting


I'm not a quitter. I have fond memories of tackling Algebra II problems in high school until 3am because I didn't want to turn in an incomplete homework assignment. But I must admit that there are a few things that didn't see the finish line: 1) Moby Dick (I won't attempt to pick this one up again) 2) Homer's Iliad & the Odyssey (which I may try to finish someday) and 3) a cross-stitch of a koala bear wearing a sailor outfit (alas, I threw that in the trash can...since fifth grade, I thought I would move to Australia, thus accounting for my fascination with anything from down-under.)

I decided not to add onto my list and finally (over a year later) completed my Tuscan Sunset Kyoto! (as of midnight last night.) The seaming looks like the job of a first grader - despite my blocking, parts didn't seem to fit together. Why? Because my gauge significantly changed over the past year, depending on whether I was on vacation or deliriously studying for my finals.

Now onto my next year-long project...

(Also please take notice of the plant in the background...currently growing two Japanese eggplants, hopefully ready for harvest in a week or so!)

8 comments:

amanda cathleen said...

I'm glad that you didn't give up on your sweater! It looks great : )

Mouse said...

aww.. it looks great! I still haven't finished my Kyoto yet.. Its still stuffed in the closet and in need of a collar,seaming, and blocking.

pam said...

That is really cute! Worth the finish!

Nonnahs said...

YAY! Great job, Nasus! CONGRATS! Tuscan Sunset is so pretty...and the picture is perfect - kawaiiii!!

Will Happy Daisy ever be finished...hmm...well, 2 out of 3 Kyotos aren't bad, right? ;)

Mercedes said...

Great job! I love it!

Donni said...

Noooooooooo-it looks great! That is throwing me into more of a quandry - weirdly I posted about this knit today before I read your blog.

Disentangled said...

Congrats!! I know I'm going to sound mom-ish, but "I am so proud of you!"

margene said...

It's fabulous! Your colors of Kyoto are perfect. Nice work.