Sunday, July 01, 2012

Training begins

The end of July will bring that international competition, and I will knit. I said at the beginning of the year that I would knit 12 hats this year. I have made 4, and I should be able to do at least 8 during the 17 days of the games.

I already have a bunch of yarn, of course.

Here's a plain beanie that uses Magpie, and I have enough for 2 hats, I think.

Whoa, more than two, indeed!

Then there's a "sweet baby cap" in quite light yarn.  I can do a couple of those, I'd say!

This is the cashmere blend I used for a scarf long ago. It would make a divine baby hat. There are also a few balls of sock yarn that could be put to use here.

One called Vegemot in DK. At least one! Leftover tweed from the Harry Potter sweaters of 2006 should make a fine hat.

 Jacques Cousteau, but not in cotton. I think red Cascade 220!

Tychus, long admired. Needs somewhat bigger yarn, but I think I can manage. Maybe I'll hold a couple of strands together, or dig a bit deeper in the stash.

And of course, I have a ton of books and patterns.
I always love a countdown.

So, now you know. I have some time left for training and clearing the decks of other stuff. I hope I have enough time to finish Botticelli's edging! Because I'll really need a wool sweater in August... No, I won't, but I really need to get it done!


  1. Cheez! I was in the midst of writing a comment and stopped to look at the London Beanier and lost everything. Sigh ..
    What I said was that I read about the Olympics fiasco, which was totally ridiculous. I figure the name REALLY belongs to Greece, right!? And what about the "Olympic " Peninsula in Washington?!
    Anyway, I hope you have fun knitting and watching, when the time comes.
    (I wonder if you could make a London Beanie big enough to fit mom? :-)

  2. hats off to you and your olympic knitting!!


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