…we do have something in common. We each have a gold medal in the half-pipe.
Of course, mine was a little tamer, and it didn’t involve a Double McTwist 1260…or even a snowboard. Just yarn and knitting needles.
But to each their own. Knitting was a better choice for me, since I’m not the most…graceful person. I’d risk a broken bone just looking at a snowboard.
Unfortunately, the judges weren’t quite as impressed with me as Shaun’s were with him. Asked if he liked my hat, my son got a very distraught look on his face before finally saying hesitantly, “Well…I like the color…but…I don’t like the shape, Mommy.” At least he tried for something positive first; his father’s verdict was a blunt, “I think cloches look ridiculous.”
Oh, well. I have it on good authority (in other words, from my friends on Ravelry) that while Steve has demonstrated good judgment in the past (example: he married me), he’s way off on this one. And, to be honest, it didn’t matter. I love the cloche style, always have, and have always wanted one of my own. It was a bonus to have such beautiful yarn to work with.
Project: Not Just for the Olympics Cloche
Pattern: The Not-Just-For-Chemo Reversible Cloche
Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted in Emerald Blue, 121 yds
Needles: US9 32″ KnitPicks Options circs (via magic loop)
Gold medal earned for Team Fast Girls Knit Left