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Saturday, August 9, 2008

My First FO for the Ravelympics

That's right! I have finished one project for the Ravelympics on Ravelry. Only 3 more to go before August 17th, 2008. How are you doing on your projects?

The first project that I cast on for the Ravelympics was a child's hat, the Saturday Afternoon Hat designed by Julie at J. Knits, so it didn't take much time to knit up. I made it in the hand spun yarn that I featured in my last post, so I was very excited to see how it would turn out since that was the first time I had spun yarn. Here is a picture of the finished hat, modeled on the end of a one pound skein of worsted weight yarn.

I did make a few changes in the pattern. First, I used my hand spun, which is a very uneven sport weight instead of the worsted weight the pattern called for. Because of the yarn difference, I knit on US size 5 needles. These changes resulted in a child's hat instead of the M/L size adult hat that the pattern suggested it would be.

Now I am trying to decide what I cast on next. Should it be:

  1. The Basic Sock Pattern by Stephanie McPhee
  2. The Rainy Day Scarf published by Unique One Sweaters & Yarn
  3. Mittens From the Top Down by Meilynne

What do you think I will do?


  1. I think you'll do #2 next. The hat is really adorable and wow, impressed with your handspun! Have fun during the Ravelympics!

  2. I just adore that hat! It's perfect.

    I think you should cast on some socks. Socks rock. :)

  3. Hey, Sweetie :) as I told you on Plurk, it's AWESOME! LOVE the yarn too - you did a BANG UP job and I am jealous!!

    If I had to guess, I'd say you're going to do the mittens to go with the hat, but that's just a guess!

    See ya on the Plurk-side!


  4. I am so impressed with how fast you whipped this bad-boy out! It looks great, girl!

  5. Oh, you're ahead of me. I haven't even started my RavOlympic project. I hurt my hand while spinning and needed to take a day off. Hopefully, I can start tonight.

    Congrats on getting your 1st project done. I love the color!

  6. I like what you do here, well done.

  7. That hat is so awesome! You've made some amazing progress from roving to finished object, Bev!


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