Here are the official Olympic Sweater photos:
Pattern: Bonne Marie Burns' Sitcom Chic, size small
Yarn: Austermann Mayfair, about 6 balls
Needles: Size 8
Begun: Friday, February 10, 2006, about 2:18 PM
Completed: Sunday, February 26, 2006, noonish
Wind chill during photo op: 16 degrees F
I've been wearing my new sweater since I finished it, and it's very comfortable. If I were to make it again, I wouldn't use two circular needles to make the sleeves as it produced some laddering. Instead of using the front bands from the pattern I made a two stitch seed stitch border, knowing that at the end of the games I wouldn't want to pick up all those stitches. The neck is finished per the pattern instructions. I opted out of using a button, and instead intend to use various pins/brooches as a closure. The one I'm wearing today is a gecko pin made out of shell.
It seems like I should end this post with some deep, meaningful thoughts, but right now I'm fresh out. It'll be nice to relax during the closing ceremonies tonight.