Why a fortnight? Well it is the One Day Beret pattern, but with all that was going on, it took me 2 weeks :)
You may have seen this colorway here before...
I've had it done for a few days, and had some pictures up, but I wanted to block it and have daylight pictures.
Or in this case, twilight. The blocking over a plate..well yeah, didn't go well. It made it too big and it fell over my eyes. I do need to see you know ;)
So here it is after a soak and a dry, no blocking required.
Here it is in early one morning.
What's that fabulous cowl I've got on? It's my Rockin' Gloria Cowl I knit for the 2008 Ravelympics. I've wanted a matching hat since then and finally I have it.
What is great about this colorway, well you know besides the color, they were dyed about 2 years apart. The cowl was knit from the 2007 RSC last package. The hat was knit with a skein I got sometime in 2009. It's not often something dyed so far apart can match. I love it and glad it's dry so I can wear it again, well only if it gets a bit colder.
One Day Beret by Kirsten Kapur
Socks that Rock Mediumweight - Bella Coola Colorway, doubled
Size US 5 and 6, 40" circulars (magic loop as usual)
Started January 1, 2010 (part of the Blue Moon Cast on Party)
Finished January 12, 2010
This pattern is really great for any size yarn/needle combo. It's knit top down and very customizable. If I wanted it more slouchy I could have knit it longer before the decreases for the ribbing. I was afraid of running out of yarn so I did about 4". Oh...an FYI, um..er.. when it says to knit the increases to 8.5" in diameter, don't think 10" is the same. Yeah, I was rocking on knitting it and ended up having to frog 3" of it...yes it is true...sigh..
I usually magic loop my hats as my hands just can't take using 16" circulars for some reason, causes cramps in them. Guess you won't be seeing me using 9 or 12" ones either ;)