Friday, February 19, 2010
I finished the Olympic Hat!
The boys had hockey games at 5:30 and 7:30 last night way over west of us so I wasn't able to attend. (Jim was there to cheer them on). The good part about that is that I could sit on the couch and FINISH my Olympic hat.
Overall I am very pleased with it. I have definitely come a very long way in my color work. There is hardly any puckering and with the exceptionally long floats, that's very good. You can see the navy blue through the white in places but I think that's to be expected in such high contrast yarns. If I were to make it again, I may try duplicate stitch instead to see if that's better but then I worry about the original white stitches showing - 6 of one, half dozen of another? ;-) (don't ya love those old expressions?)
I used Cascade 220 yarn for everything. The red started to bleed a tiny bit in a warm soak but unless you look for it, you wouldn't notice. The hat fits me nicely and is a little roomy at the top of the head but based on the pictures of the US athletes, theirs does too.
Details on Ravelry