Life doesn't stop whirling, here at Glitz Towers. Tell you what: I'll tell you why at the end of the post. And in the meantime, you have to ogle me knitting and tell me it's only gorgeous. OK?
So first up, that beret:
FO: Twilley's Freedom Spirit Beret
Pattern: Beret, from the Twilley's Freedom Spirit pattern brochure
Yarn: One and a half balls of Twilley's Freedom Spirit, 100% wool, in Earth.
Needles: 3 1/4 mm and 4mm circular needles, though this isn't actually knitted in the round.
Time sucked: Swifter than lightning! Two days, three maybe? And I was very busy doing other stuff those days, what's more.
I love it! As Aileen says, it's a very different construction to the Le Slouch: you start increasing almost immediately, then you knit straight around for a few rounds, and then you decrease again. Also, it's knitted flat and then seamed, but since my Lovely Lady Friend taught me to seam, this no longer holds any fears for me.
The stripes in this are a lot more subtle than in Aileen's version, but no less lovely. And janey, do I ever need a dacent beret in this weather...
Actually, I lie. I'm going to put off my news till the next post. Bwa ha haaa!