Sunday, February 18, 2007

It's All Official!

So the date of my upcoming fight has been fluid, to say the least. A number of things have to come together in order for the evening to take place. You have to schedule the venue, the doctors, and the officials. All of which have been mismatched at some point during the last month.

But you know it's got to be official when flyers are being posted:

Ithaca boxing rocks!

I only have to weigh in 10 pounds lighter. (5 by my scale at home. I wish this were the accurate one). Arrggh!!!

But there is another official event - FO: Droplet Hat

The Droplet Hat from Knitting Nature is complete!!! This one is made from leftover Aracunia Nature Wool. My gauge was dead on - for stitches per inch. Unfortunately, My row gauge was a little off. So the hat is shorter than I would like to wear. So it's not quite complete.

Droplet hat in Aracunia Nature Wool

See those pink strands of yarn? Those are going to be the center of the earflaps that I am going to knit. I'm just trying to decide if I should knit those flaps in seed stitch or with a line of bobbles on a purl back ground. What do you think?

I'm also considering putting a pompom on top.

After my discovery of the row gauge debacle I did a little searching on the 'net for finished droplet hats. Of the ones I found, most looked a little too short, so if you were planning to knit this pattern up, I would recommend adding in a few extra rows.

For what are stars but asterisks. To point a human life? -Emily Dickinson, poet (1830-1886)


Cayli said...

An official boxing match, that is so great! You'll make weight, I just know it.

Nice hat too.

JustApril said...

Yaay for you! Date set, hat made... only 10 lbs... =) you can totally do that. NO problem.
go MOMO go GO momo GO go MOMO go Like Rocky said, "I can shange you can shange eberybody can shhhhange!" ... their scales


Larjmarj said...

Very cool, an official match, wish I could be there! Boxing is one of the few sports I can actually watch. The hat is super cute! Bobblicious! ;-)

AR said...

Good luck! How neat.

I like your hat. Can't wait to see it with the flaps (and maybe pom-pom)

Latoya said...

I love the color that you chose for the hat. It looks good.

Ok, knock 'em out. Break a leg. Do your thing. You know what I mean.

Knit on!

JessaLu said...

Congrats on your official match!

Love the hat - beautiful color :o)

midgeling said...

That hat is great! And good luck on your match. You will be awesome.

“You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” ~Zig Ziglar (Harley's coach always quotes him to the team.) :-)