The US Olympic Hat

Some clever knitters already figured out the pattern to the US Olympic Hat.  This hat was knitted by lotzakatz on Ravelry.  I linked to the pattern in the post about the Opening Ceremonies. 

Earlier today, my 5 year old was telling me that I needed to knit a hat for her kindergarten teacher, "Because she’s AWESOME!"  It couldn’t be just any hat though, it had to be a hat with lots of colors, because this teacher would like that a lot more.  When I showed my daughter this hat, she immediately started redesigning it.  "Momma, you could do green down here and then don’t do that top part because she won’t want it pointy, just straight up and down."  Hmmm… like mother, like daughter?  She also volunteered me to make a hat for one of her friends at school.   I think I do a good enough job overcommitting myself, I don’t really need help. 

Now I’m off to bake another cake for a Mardi Gras celebration at my daughter’s school tomorrow. 

Olympic Training

Hours of dedicated training time.  Sore muscles, anguished cries and the hope that maybe this time I can pull it off.  That’s right, I’m in training for the Olympics. 

The Knitting Olympics anyway. 

The Knitting Olympics is something that The Yarn Harlot started several years back.  It only happens (at least for Stephanie Pearl McPhee) once every 4 years during the Winter Olympics.  Last year, during the Summer Olympics, Ravelry started their own Olympics.  The idea is that you pick a project that can be completed during the 2 weeks of the Olympics.  As with any Olympic sport, your project should be something that stretches your boundaries – it should push you to the limits of your knitting endurance.  You then sign up for a team on Ravelry and announce your project.  Several teams are taking members already.  I know the Yarn Harbor in Duluth is sponsoring a team, although as far as I know they haven’t released the details. yet. 

So what’s my project?  I’m not totally sure yet.  I think it would be awesome to spin my own yarn for the project though!  Maybe out of this…

It’s beautiful roving from Cloudlover Fiber


Otherwise the green that you see above is actually green and chocolate brown striped Louet Corriedale that I Navajo Plyed. I just finished that last night and I can’t wait to see how much yardage I have.  It’s not all that even in thickness, it ranges from worsted to fingering weight.  I think I spun it over such a long period of time that my technique has changed.  I do have roving left over, but I’m not sure I can replicate what I’ve done.  Plus, I’m anxious to get on to the Cloudlover Fiber.  So, if you have any pattern ideas for something I can knit out of my crazy handspun, let me know!