Ravellenic Games – baby hat crosses the finish line!

August 3rd, 2012 § 0 comments

Road trips are awesome for getting knitting projects started and in my case, completed!  I cast on last Friday at 1pm for my baby hat project that I mentioned in my last blog posting.  I knit and knit and knit on this hat while in the car on the way down the Oregon Coast highway.  I managed to finish it by 2pm on Monday, July 30, 2012 somewhere near Lincoln City while still in the car.  I had to wait to come home to weave in the ends and block it, however, as I forgot to bring a crochet hook or darning needle with me.  

Project details:

Pattern: Gooseberry Hat (its a free Ravelry download)
Yarn:      Snuggly Baby Bamboo DK in bright red – almost 1 full skein used up
Needles: 3.5mm DPNs (or double-pointed-needles for you non-knitters)

Ravellenic  Events:
– Baby Dressage
– Hat Dash
– Synchronized Stash Busting

I’ve filled out all “finish line” postings and am just waiting to be called to the Podium for my “medal.” Woohoo! One project down, one more to go.  Here’s a pic of a cabbage patch doll modelling the hat:

red gooseberry
and from the top:
gooseberry on top

As I managed to finish up the baby hat, I then got to work on the lacy sock project. I’ve managed to knit 5.25″ of one sock so far, and had to buy more DPNs today so that I could start sock #2, thereby avoiding the dreaded SSS (or Second Sock Syndrome) that so many Ravlethes and knitters fall prey too.  I know that I said I was going to knit these socks on long circular needles, but given my time frame (i.e. panic), I figured I would play it safe and do what I know.  I’m going to get on with casting on for the second sock tomorrow while I’m enjoying the Dyke March festival as part of the Vancouver Pride celebrations here in my city.

Pic of sock in progress, because it DID happen:
sock in progress

Go Team Canada!

 

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