Friday, February 19, 2010

Opening Ceremony Team USA Knit Hat

When I saw the opening ceremonies on 2/12 for the winter games, and noticed team USA kool RL hat, I had to get it. Turns out its sold out. Too bad RL, you could have sold millions! But- someone on Ravelry charted a similar item!! Need I say more?????
Mods: made the hat shorter, and the decreases faster (Olympics, right?) still a bit too big. Perhaps if I shrink it a bit? Also, using alpaca for the white color, (which was just a bit thinner than the cascade 220,) was not great, cause it changed the tension. Voilà! Ready for the slops of NYC!
Pattern: Olympic Reindeer Hat by Helena Bristow (Ravelry link)
Yarns: Cascade Yarns Eco Alpaca, Cascade Yarns 220 Wool, Knit Picks Wool of the Andes
Needles: Addi circ, 16" US 6
GO Team USA!
An official groupie of team USA!
Team USA Hat front

Monday, February 08, 2010

When the going gets tough

The tough go to the living room and start a mindless/ log cabin/ magic ball/ not sure what I'll be when I grow up/ project. Lovely bag to keep the run away magic ball, by Tomo.
Noro scraps (Kureyon and Silk Garden). Addi US 6. Just keep going till you feel better.
when the going gets tough

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Care for a Cozy?

Yes, thank you very much, don't mind if I do! It must be all this cold weather that is driving me to keep knitting tea cozies..... This one uses an old Noro hat pattern that spirals, and magic ball from Noro scraps. I am not sure how to finish this yet.
Magic ball cozy.