The Games Continue

What a fun night of Olympic excitement last night! Snowboarding, Downhill and Short Track.  And now we are officially super-fans here in our house!

Vancouver 2010 Red Mittens.   Hubster came home with two pairs of these sought after mittens yesterday.  One of the perks when you work for a Canadian company.

The tag is even cute!  I love the mascots!

I also have a little knitting to show you.  The Ulmus shawl doesn’t look much different but I did manage to  bang out a hat.  It’s part of the Woolympics/Woolalong that sprang up on The Knitters Review forums on Ravelry.   Clara is every bit justified in her love affair with cormo.  It is decadent! Sproingy, soft and wonderful to knit!

Pattern: Button-Tab Hat  from i like lemons

YarnElsa Wool Company 100% Mountain-grown Cormo wool, Worsted yarn woolen spun (approx. 120 yds). Color: medium grey

Needles:  Size 7 Addi Turbo 16 inch cord, size 6 bamboo dpns for the crown.

Mods: none. knit 5.5 inches then started crown.

Cockeyed helped me via video hookup to choose the button.  It’s a Lantern Moon purchased from America’s Favorite Yarn Store last fall!

My Sweet Fern Mitts have been waiting for months for their matching hat and here it is, a day in the making.

Off to be monogomous to my Ulmus now.  The kids’ vacation has cut into concentration time. 

How much longer do I have?  (I have a pair of socks for my other event, Sock Hockey, too.)


Let the Games Begin

The Winter Olympics begin tonight! And so do the Knitting Olympics! I am entered in both the Knitting Olympics and the Ravelympics as a member of Team Blue Moon.

My projects have been chosen.

1. Ulmus Shawl in STR.  A project lingering since the summer and now its time has come.

2. Flabella socks in STR Happy Go Lucky.  Rocking Sock Club January kit. I WILL knit them all this year!

3. A Cormo hat, as a part of the Woolalong/Woolympics over on Ravelry.  Fun inspired by Clara Parkes.  No pressure.  Cormo is the wool of choice.

What will you be knitting during the Vancouver 2010 Games??