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Ravelympics/Knitting Olympics challenge has been met!

My Olympic challenge was to get over my fear of colorwork and make by first fair isle knit. I learned some important lessons in yarn dominance, two-handed knitting, making and reading a chart, and (ahem) the necessity of checking gauge. My gauge was a bit too small, but a severe wet blocking stretched it to fit Mr. Hipp's head. Blocking distorted the stitches slightly, which is a bummer. But in the end, Mr. Hipp is happy, I am proud, and the challenge has been successfully met!

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Taken on February 28, 2010