Saturday, 23 February 2008

Not Beret Successful!

Sorry. Awful, awful title I know :)

My latest project is finished (woo hoo!). You may recall a month or so ago there was mention of knitting a hat to go with the scarf I made in the New Year. I had made a start, but this week I decided to abandon the patterned I'd started in favour of this beret pattern from The Purl Bee. It's my first time knitting in the round, which is quite a interesting experience. Knitting on the round needles is cool, because you could quite easily get carried away and end up with a tunnel of knitting big enough to drive through to France once you get going. Switching to double points is a whole other experience. As Teresa over at says, to start with it kind of feels like you're jugglying an unruly hedgehog. Once you get the hang of it though it certainly makes knitting a row more interesting.

There has been a bit of a tension issue with the hat though. This is what it looks like (excuse the photo - have you ever tried photographing the side of your own head?):


It's mostly okay, but the rim is way too loose and saggy. Not sure what I can do about that though.

All things considered, I suspect the beret may well be more at home here:


Ah well, you live and learn. At least it's finished. Now I have to decide what I'm going to make next. Hmmmmmmm. Better get the thinking beret cap on.



Tirana Tirani said...
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Marmadaisy said...

Uh? My comment seems to have gone stray.
Anyway, I said try threading shirring elastic through it.
Next project should be socks, now that you have mastered the dpns!

Unknown said...

i think it's an adorable tea cozy!! :)

Lou said...

Marie, honey, I can't even knit in a straight line so much impressness for anyone that can do it in a circle! Love the model, where did you get her (I mean the yellow one in the 2nd pic!) :P