That's right kiddies! I finished the Marine Corps Marathon! Not at a great time, not at a time that I wanted to have finished, but, I.FINISHED!
I am so happy that I have met this goal in my life, and to go back to running for fun again. It has been a while now since I have gone for a run just for fun, and not because I have to meet a certain number of miles required. Yay for me and the other 20,000 people that finished. Yay US!
I also finished something else... Gatsby Girl! I wore it to work to celebrate my marathon ending. My co-workers are pretty impressed with it, and in fact, so am I. I have to admit that as much as I brag, I still feel a little self-conscious wearing hand knitted items outside the privace of my own house, either because it is not finished right, or it is too big, or whatever the reason. But GG is a gem! It is form fitting without being too tight, and the color is really pretty, and I even did fairly well on the finishing, so in some parts you cannot even tell that it is hand made.
The only modifications I made were taking out the cables, and making it two inches longer before shaping for the waist. I like my tops to be a little longer in order to elongate my figure, and distract people from the fact that I got a big caboose.
Pattern: Gatsby Girl from from Interweaves Fall 2006
Yarn: KFI Cashmerino (55% merino wool, 33% microfiber, 12% cashmere) (mostly gifted by ms. pea)
Needles: Sixe 3 addis, size 2 Susan bates.