Sunday, February 14, 2010


The Ravelympics are finally upon us, dear readers, and overachiever/supah-freak that I am, I signed up for three, yes THREE, events: the hat half pipe, the sweaterboard, and the lace luge.
We'll get to the two latter events later, but first, I give you my first (and perhaps only) finished object of the 2010 Ravelympics.

Brooke's Column of Leaves Knitted Hat pattern, knit with Madelinetosh Tosh Worsted (the old worsted) in the Cherry colourway. Cast on at 9 PM on February 12th, and wove in the ends February 14th at roughly 12:30 (ish).

Pretty good time, considering the hectic schedule around here, but sadly nowhere near fast enough to put me anywhere near the virtual podium for this event.

I also cast on Laura Chau's Honeybee Cardigan for the sweaterboard event. I'm knitting this with Malabrigo sock yarn, and the pattern isn't exactly yer mindless knit, so it'll be interesting to see if I can finish this one before the closing ceremonies on February 28th.

"But what of the lace luge?" you may be asking. Well, I suppose I could have entered this project into that even as well, as there's a hefty amount of lace in the pattern. But noooOOOOOOooo, in a moment of what I can only deem absolute lunacy, I decided to tackle one of the Japanese crochet doily patterns from the book I showed you a few posts back. I figured that the Olympics, even the Knitting Olympics, were about challenging yourself.

Yeah, clearly I haz the insanity.

Happy Knitting Everyone!


Knit and Purl Mama said...

Yes hun, you're crazy. Working mom of 2, over commits herself? Bah.. you can do it!!!!

I'm working away at my first sweater ever. - I keep telling myself I will be!



Sereknitty said...

Cute hat! Love the yarn you've chosen for the lace sweater -- gorgeous!

Alrischa said...

I hope your library is reeeeally quiet this week!! And that somebody else cooks all your meals, and that the kids are perfect cherubs... and that you don't need too much sleep. hehe!

Sinéad said...

Not only haz you the insanity, but you haz the speed skillz too!
I'm only about halfway through my first mitten.
Love that hat. It's a perfect spring hat.

Laurie said...

Love the hat!

I'm knitting away at my first Ravelympics project - a scarf made with 25-year old yarn from deep in my stash. Easy pattern, but so far...a challenge for a variety of dumb reasons. I think the yarn is cursed...LOL

Good luck with the sweater - on to victory!

Ali P said...

I'm in teh Mitten Mogul category and am very slow outta the gate. I'm going to try switching to magic loop rather than DPNs to see if I can gain some speed and ease of knitting with two colours...makes it awkward to switch out dpns all the time with my yarn in both hands.
I still think you are one crazy mothah! But you are crazy like a FOX!

LavenderStarfish said...

I love the Hat!!! The color is really nice and the pattern is really nice as well. I hope you will finish all your ravelympics you signed up for! :-D

Anonymous said...

Looks great! Is this for you, for once, Mme Overachievah?