We enter the Penguin Zone!
|Look at those Penguins dancing merrily around the hat!|
My love of this team is deep rooted. My love of sports comes from my dad. On weekends and nights the TV would be turned to some sporting event and I became hooked. I remember sitting on the couch watching the 1991 and 1992 Stanley Cup championships with him and watching countless games of hockey, baseball and football.
My love of hockey was only intensified by one of my best friends. Jenn is a rabid Pens fan and has traveled to many games including the Stanley Cup finals in Detroit. She lives the Pens and we tweet each other during games discussing the plays, injuries and the chances. This season has been fraught with injury and their struggle is well documented but being a fan means you stick by your team through thick and thin.
|I am kinda crafty and took a cake decorating class, this was one of my creations|
|We waited to see the Stanley cup after the Pens won in 2009.|
So as you can see we are big fans and when I saw a fellow Raveler pinkoknitter made this amazing hat and I knew I had to make it for Jenn. I mean I made her the cake for her birthday the year before and it was time to make a hat so I started.
I had to learn how to cast on, knit and purl to do the ribbing and then I started to switch colors and figure out color work. Thank goodness for You Tube because it was a huge help to figure some of this out.I still need to figure out the twist to keep the colors in the background but I think I did pretty good and by the end I was double fisting the colors and knitting in both English and continental!
I finished the but little penguins and started on the decreases. I think my first attempt at knitting came out well and Jenn wants to learn to knit now too! More projects are on the way but this is an awesome first finished knitted object!
Don't forget to check out other Finished Object at Tami's Amis
Details also found here:
Needles - Size 5/3.75 mm with 16 inch cables and Size 5 double needles
Yarn - Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in Gold and White, Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted in Black
Duration - 3 months but it start and stop work during that time (probably 12 evenings worth of work all together as I am a slow knitter)
Colorwork Video - Colorwork: Stranded Basics