Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Just Golden

The Olympics are over and I had some knitting success. I walked away from the Ravelympics with two Gold Medals. Two out of three medals isn't too shabby if you ask me.

I completed Kai-Mei for the Sock Hockey event and Jenny Cloche for the Hat Halfpipe event. Ravelry bestowed all finishers with some cool badges for completion of their respective entered events.

Ya'll have seen the socks but not the hat. May I present you with Jenny...

I have to tell you that I really didn't think I was going to finish it in time. I took advantage of the major snow day we had last Friday and hunkered down with the hat. After a few hours of knitting knitting knitting, I had put the finishing touches on the hat by early evening. I must say that even though this style isn't one I would really run to, I do love it!!! I even have enough yarn leftover to knit a matching cowl. So here are the stats:

Pattern: Jenny Cloche by Julia Madill
Yarn: Araucania Toconao (2 skeins held double)
Needles: Size 10.5 circs
Started: February 12, 2010
Finished: February 26, 2010

I did enter myself into a third event, Mitten Moguls. However, I didn't start them until Sunday afternoon. I knew I wouldn't be able to finish them by Sunday night so I chose to start them when I could just enjoy knitting them without a finishing deadline. As of today, I have the left mitten almost done.