I suppose if I stayed up late last night and completed all that finishing, I could fudge it a bit and say I completed my Olympic project. But, I had an early start at the office today so I was a good girl and went to bed at a decent hour. (Tomorrow I have to be up at 5 AM. If I want to get a solid 8 hours of sleep, I should be in bed right about now.)
No doubt about it, work seriously cut into my knitting time last week. Don't take this for whining; it's not whining, I'm just stating a fact. (You try being at the office for 12-14 hours per day and then see how much knitting time you can fit in.) I also made a decision to NOT push myself in working on my project Friday night or Saturday during the day or evening. Since I had been at the office so much last week, I needed to spend time with my husband and my pets. Spending time with them recharges me, and they deserve some of my time.
So, I guess I'm not an Olympic contender. But, I have a great relationship with my husband, my pets, and my friends, OK? (If this entry is starting to sound too saccharine, just hang with me.)
Speaking of friends, I watched the closing ceremony with Jamie, Rachael, and Shannon. Jamie finished her Olympic project: a Clapotis in Knit Picks Andean Silk (color = Lettuce). Doesn't she look smug, sitting there with her Clapotis around her neck? And look at Rachael smirking in the background. Rachael didn't even join the Olympics team. (Of course, having major surgery just before the opening ceremony probably rates an automatic honorary disqualification.) Shannon wisely stayed out of the way of the camera.
We had fun watching the bizzare closing ceremony and eating Jamie's homemade chili with Shannon's homemade cornbread. I attempted to amuse with my impression of a Russian ice dancer (just get in a squat position and spread your legs...pretty easy), followed later by my rendition of a snippet from the video for My Humps by the Black Eyed Peas.
What can I say: I really needed to unwind after a long week.