Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Stranded

All these long 6 yrs.. of my knitting experience.. Once thing has stayed constant... ONE COLOR. I've never used more than one color in ANYthing...and yes... it was because I'm a big fat chicken. Kim has been doing her mitts like all get out and I would gawk in awe..All the talk about dominant yarn and hold it in the correct hand, and trapping, etc. etc.. so I stayed the hell away from that blooming chaos... til last Friday.. I decided that I WAS GOING TO DO TWO COLORS, and no stripes.. but good ole stranded knitting.. So, I used yarn I had in my stash and sat down w/a couple of great knitting friend's home for the opening ceremony of Olympics 2010... Course, I never GOT A CHANCE to cast-on b/c my current project was using the needles I needed for the cast on!... so I quickly finished another RoseRed, in a beautiful IceBlue... (matches my ski jacket - and no I don't ski - so I guess I should start referring to it as my puffy coat)...
Yarn is Sublime Angora Merino 2 skeins
Needles are sz4 and sz6
Mods - after the last cable twist, I k2, p2tog p1. then did a 2x2 rib for an inch... this made for a grippier band.

Anyhow, I cast-on a little later that night..
and behold... BEAUMONT!
Yarn is Berrocco Ultra Alpaca
Needles are sz4's and 7s

Course it looks ok from here.. but I SEE you lil mistakes..

So my Ravelympic project is complete.. I DID IT... I really thought this was going to take me the entire duration.. I am over my fear..I'm a little proud of myself. I tried to toot my own horn and explain to hubby that this is a new accomplishment for me... and he just cocked an eyebrow, and asked how I was coming along with his willywarmer...

Have a great week !



8 comments:

NutmegOwl said...

Silly silly man. He doeth not know what he is failing to appreciate. That's why you have friends! Great job!

MadMad said...

Oh, you just know my head is soooo spinning with willy warmer jokes I cannot possibly choose one! So I will just leave it at that, and congratulate you on the fastest Olympic win evah! Good for you - and it looks great, too!

t does wool said...

congrats! great hat!

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Renee said...

Well done! What a great hat!

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Sherman Unkefer said...

Cool hat!
Looks great!
Congrats!

Carolyn said...

Wow! Good for you getting over the fear. :)