Thursday, January 25, 2007

Berry Nice

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!


Stellanova said...

Oooh, that's lovely. Can you bring the pattern along to my gaff tomorrow so I can copy it?

la glitz said...

Of course! You should buy some of the yarn it's designed for - only €4.50 a ball, and two balls will leave you with enough over to make wrist warmers. The colours are amazing!

Diane said...

very nice, indeed...I love the colourway

Unknown said...

What a cute picture! I do like that beret (keeping comments about the Irish knit-bloggers and their recent addiction to berets to myself).

*sigh* I'll probably knit a beret to go with the mittens I need. When I do, I'll blame it on the Irish. :)

Jenn said...

That looks lovely! And the colours are ever so soft Very nice! :)

Life's a Stitch said...

I MUST find a North American source for that pattern. It looks lovely,