I have finished my beret! HURRAY!
It needs blocking, and I still need to measure the gauge, but I’m afraid I am too tired to do that now.
Here’s a couple of picks of the knitting completed though.
My ravelry project page can be found here.
I bought this Crystal Palace Yarns Mini Mochi the other day and I just had to use it for something straight away:
I will tell you more about the yarn next week because it’s going to be my “This Week I’m Using” yarn, but I really wanted to show off what I am using it for now.
One of my 12 New Things in 2012 was to learn to do lace knitting, and having started my Fairy Dust Jumper, I really have a taste for it! I’ve been desperate to make a shawl, and I’ve done a lot of Ravelry searching and settled upon this design, called Garden Pond by Patricia Clift Martin. It’s pretty, it’s lacy and it’s a free pattern! Winner winner.
So, this is my progress so far after one evenings work:
It’s going to be super duper pretty. The colours are a lot brighter than my bad pictures shows, and now what I’d normally pick, but I thought – “Hell, the wool is gorgeously soft and the colours are fun, why not?!”
The pattern is brilliant too. It has written instructions (I don’t seem to get on particularly well with charts), it is an easy to remember pattern and it’s magic because it grows from the middle out!
You can find my Ravelry project page for this item here.
Today has been seriously productive. Not only have I managed to do some serious catching up on my blog, BUT, I have also finished my plaited headband. I’m super excited about this piece, I think it’s about to become one of my most used accessories.
The pattern is Endless Braid Winter Ear Warmer and is by one of my favourite knit designers, Elisa McLaughlin. The Parisian Twist headband that I am currently working on (almost half way through) is also designed by her.
Wimbledon Bear has been busy modelling for me again, so I thought I would share some pictures with you.
And just for good measure here are a couple of my progress shots:
I’m really please with how the headband ended up, but I got a little bit bored knitting the strips for it, they seemed to take FOREVER. I used 8 ply, and the pattern said to use worsted weight, so maybe if I make it again I’ll use worsted and the strips won’t take so long to make!
Wimbledon Bear did a few other shots for me while he was hanging around – he quite liked the look of the Panda Hat so pulled a few poses with it:
It is more of a mask on him that a hat though!!