Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Olympic Knitting

As I mentioned briefly in my "Week In Review" post, I decided to participate in Ravelympics this year. Not sure if I was excited from fiber fumes, or just crazy, but I entered myself in three events. I figured at the time I could whip out a hat, pair of socks and mittens.

During the opening ceremonies I casted on for the Jenny Cloche hat. Didn't get but maybe five rows competed that night as to the fact that I had a killer headache. Right now I am around 17" on the required 21.5" length for the hat band. After that you three needle bind-off the ends together and pick up stitches to work the skull part. I haven't worked on it for about a week and the picture below shows where I stand with it.

On the first full day of Olympic events, I casted on for my Kai-Mei socks. I figured I would get this started and work on them as I knitted the others. However, once I got started I didn't want to put them down. So here is my first completed Olympic knitted item...

Pattern: Kai-Mei (Cookie A.)
Yarn: Sundara Sock Yarn (Colorway: Crimson)
Needle: Knit Picks Fixed Circ, Size 1.5
Started: February 13, 2010
Finished: February 23, 2010

I'm in love with these socks. Come to think of it, I pretty much love all the socks I knit. There is a Left and Right for this pattern. I did not make the same mistake as I did with the Rick socks and knit 2 Right's. No frogging done on these babies. I learned my lesson and paid attention.

So now I will be picking the hat back up and hopefully I can finish it in time. I am going to wind the yarn today for my Bella Mittens and cast on for them, but not sure if they will be completed by the closing ceremonies.


  1. You are on a red kick. I looked up the cloche & like it on people when its a tad too big. Some people made them very tiny (must not have used thick enough yarn.) They are more flattering on the over-size.

  2. I love the reds! Those socks look amazing by the way. Even if nothing else got done, you have awesome socks!

  3. Go for the gold!!! I love the red socks.