It was a success. But I still need to tidy the sleeves, machine sew the steeks and cut my knitting. This may be just too much for me.
This is 700 meters of laceweight merino cashmre and silk. There were cuts in the yarn. Winding it into many small balls was such a disappointment. I bought this yarn 2 years ago and it has been stored in a plastic box. It cannot be a featherweight for the knitting olympics. The other 2 skeins show signs of breakage as well. A disappointment of Olympic proportions. I felt like someone had cut the tails off kittens.
I may cast on an Antler sweater for myself and try to knit it during the two weeks of the Olympics.
I have been comforted by the baby blanket. It is pink and soft and simple. And there will be a pink soft baby to be swaddled into it. That can salvage any problem.