Just a quick note to officially proclaim my finish in the Ravelympics Hat Dash. Here is the last helmet liner, this one for the gold. I changed it up a bit, adding a gusset to the side of the face opening instead of just knitting a short tube of ribbing from the slit. In fact, I changed the opening from a slit to a more rectangular opening by knitting a neckstand. I’ll be writing this pattern up - I liked knitting it much more than the original pattern, and I think the fit is better, too.
Better than the Ravelympics gold medal - my mother’s day/birthday gift from Karen, which arrived this week. She thoughtfully extended the birthday season for me, but I am afraid it is over now. But it ended with a bang - Kanji bamboo/silk from ArtFibers and some very adorable coffee-themed stitch markers.
Have a great weekend,