Wrap It Up – Olympic Style

Let me just say this: next time, remind me that it is not a good idea to knit lace (a wee baby hat, no less) and watch synchronized swimming at the same time. Stitch markers be damned. There is presently yarn absolutely everywhere and I think I will still be tinking for an hour, at the least.

In typical-for-me competition fashion, I didn’t exactly excel at my Olympic knitting, but I did knit (albeit in a slightly spastic fashion). I’ve been all over the place with my knitting these past couple of weeks. Lots of little projects that didn’t exactly add up to much. Don’t get me wrong. I’m pleased with my effort. I’ve been making progress on a lot of fronts that have been languishing. In hindsight, I probably would have been better enjoyed my Olympic knitting experience had I dedicated the slot to a giant garter stitch shawl.


Knitting wee baby hats over at This Knitted Life. Too cute!

I did, however, finish a hat that had been in my head for quite some time. So there’s that. It’s worked up in Madelinetosh Pashmina Worsted (Sugar Plum colorway) and is extraordinarily squishy and soft. I’m hate to gloat, but I’m quite pleased.

A warm winter hat in Madelinetosh Pashmina Worsted (Sugar Plum).

The stitch has a lot of dimensionality, so I won’t be blocking this baby.

A warm winter hat in Madelinetosh Pashmina Worsted (Sugar Plum colorway)

The Olympics wrap up tonight with the closing ceremonies. If you are joining in the Olympic Knitathon, please be sure to add your final stats to the Ravelry thread here. I’m giving everyone up Tuesday at midnight PST to hop on Ravelry and add projects.

Remember to tag projects with TLKlight* (lace, fingering, sport) and TLKheavy (DK, Worsted, Bulky) so I can sort everyone out by yarn weight. Projects do not have to be finished to count. Just estimate the amount of yarn you used during the Olympics. Winners will receive some awesome yarn, so please, don’t miss out.

If you happen to be new to tagging on Ravelry, there was a timely thread recently (July 28, 2016) that summarized how to tag projects. Just hit the main Ravelry page and scroll down a bit. You’ll see it.  I have a bit of it clipped below.



With that dear knitters, I’m off to finish my tinking. Or at least I can only hope.

*Yes I made a typo in my own acronyms… but since they’re in the original post, I’m just going to stick with it. Use TLK (instead of TKL).  xoxo

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  • Reply Kat with a K August 21, 2016 at 5:15 am

    I found plain old vanilla socks to be the perfect Olympic companion… I learned this the hard way by having to rip back a few rows due to my lack of knitting concentration. (Which is an Olympic skill, IMO)

  • Reply Andi August 21, 2016 at 7:46 am

    Your hat is perfect. I love the texture!
    Personally I give you a gold medal for attempting to knit lace during the excitement.

  • Reply Stefanie August 21, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    I need to go back and tag my old projects. It can be a pain sometimes to have to scroll down and down and down to check out something. Your Olympic knitting looks good and love that new, lavender beanie.

  • Reply pumpkin sunrise August 21, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    gorgeous hat!!! I loved your enthusiasm and your intentions, I love that you were filled with lots of knitting aspirations 🙂 That is how anything is done!!

  • Reply knittedblissjc August 23, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    I love the yarn for the baby hat, it’s so pretty! But no doubt the varigations hid some of the mistakes while knitting during some of the exciting bits of the Olympics. Good luck with the tinking!

    • Reply Andrea @ This Knitted Life August 24, 2016 at 10:11 am

      I am proud to say I survived the tinking. It required a lot of patience, which is not my strongest virtue…but I did. And I poured myself a rather large rootbeer float as a reward. Ta da.

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