Tuesday, March 24, 2009

It's supposed to be spring

Even though spring has officially arrived, the weather here hasn't exactly reflected that. I'm getting good use out of my reliable Clapotis and my new Fiddleheads. But something was still missing. A nice hat. Much to my dismay, I seem to have lost the Koolhaas hat that I made - it probably got tucked away in our massive clean up of the place when we were trying to sell it. So, what to do?

Say hello to the Tempest Beret, from the Winter/Spring Knit Scene. It was a really fun knit. I made it from the Malabrigo that Adrienne sent to me way back. I was originally hesitant to knit a beret because I was afraid that my ears would be cold, but this hat covers my ears nicely. It also takes the award for most fun blocking. You put it around a big plate! How fun is that?! Uh...okay...maybe I'm the only one who finds it fun (haha!).

Also got a package from Knit Picks today containing yarn that will be fashioned into more baby items. I'll post about those when I've actually started them. I just got some superwash merino since I figure new moms and dads don't have the time to hand wash.


Adrienne said...

Oooh, pretty hat. And knit out of awesome Malabrigo, too! My Gretel hat was also blocked around a big plate, it must be a beret-thing. =)

I've been a total knitting slacker of late. I *am* halfway through a baby blanket, but I have so much more that I want/need to knit but haven't been able to start yet.

Nell said...

Too cute! But, how bad could a malabrigo hat be?????