Friday, August 3, 2012

Olympic Knitting

Have you noticed the number of female USA Olympians who are sporting a patriotic manicure?

I did my own:

This was the first time I tried the Nail Artist paint, but I think it turned out cute.  The blue is Essie "Aruba Blue," the red is Sally Hansen "Cherry Red."

And the yarn?  Cascade 220 Superwash, ready for my next Hats for Sailors hat!

Here is hat #6:

My own design.  OK, I was inspired by a hat I saw while standing in line at JoAnn's.  The yarn is Classic Elite Bazic, color 2989 Pink.

I'm no Gabby Douglas, but I have won 8 medals in the Ravellenic Games!

hat dash  charity rowing

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Ravellenic Games -- on the podium!

Wow!  I'm a Ravthlete!
Three times on the podium today, for both the "Hat Dash" and "Charity Rowing."

EVENT: Hat Dash
Onto their colorfully clad heads, crowned with warmth and beauty, we place the sacred wreath of the Ravellenic Games.

hat dash

EVENT: Charity Rowing
They have given so much to so many. Now it is our turn to bestow our gifts on them. Rise and salute these generous Ravthletes, selfless donors all!

 charity rowing

I've completed two more hats, for a total so far of five.  Amy cast on and knit a few rows on a hat this afternoon while we were enjoying a libation at the new Wyndam Hotel in downtown Colorado Springs.  Such a beautiful lobby and excellent service by Jennifer at the bar.

The Mining Exchange, A Wyndham Grand Hotel
(photo shameless stolen from

Here is hat #4, knit using the Strib Hat pattern from Ravelry:

The yarn is Classic Elite Yarns "Liberty Wool," color 7891.

And here is hat #5, knit from the Accessorize Me Hat pattern, again from Ravelry:


This yarn is Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash, color 837, "Berry Pink."

I've learned that I can knit stockinette in the round while watching a very good movie, "Moonrise Kingdom."  Five hats completed, 11 to go!

Thanks, Amy!

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