Aran Tweed Beret
Yarn: Jo Sharp Aran Tweed in Jewel colorway
Pattern: Jo Sharp Contemporary Knitting II (a gift from Jac!)
Notes: Hard to photograph the true color – this is the closest! The hat could also be a little longer to cover the ears fully. This would have required an extra ball of yarn – I had about 3 inches of yarn left after seaming – really cut it close!
Quick, easy, and fun. It was not knit in the round, so it required a quick seam, but otherwise, very painless. I liked working with this yarn. Then again, I have not yet met a tweed I did not like! I realized later the the particular way I am wearing this hat in the picture looks more like a beanie than a beret. Trust me, it can look like a beret too. I can’t wait to make some of the other lovely things out of this book. Another thank you to Jacqueline for sending it to me all the way from Australia!
This was my first Jo Sharp knit, and I have to say, after looking through her new Eclectic book in All About Yarn (and on the website), I don’t think it will be the last. I am quite fond of that square-neck tank…
Kris and I had a long weekend with the snow day on Friday. This gave me some extra time to work on my paper – it is going well, and I am close to finishing. Most of my weekend was spent working on that, and preparing the Vickie Howell interview. Thank you so much for the feedback on that post.
On Sunday night, we went to see our nieces in a Christmas pagent. They were both so cute and animated. We love every minute with them!
K and M with matching snowman dresses!
After the play, we went to visit with my parents for a while – my sister is back from college for Winter Break already. She got out before me!
Imagine my surprise and delight when they both pulled out their knitting! Remember, the knitting lesson at Thanksgiving? Well, both Mom and Sarah are pros now! Mom is already making another scarf to give as a gift, and Sarah is knitting up a variegated garter scarf! I am so proud! *tear*
This means that only my dad and Mimi are left! The family that knits together…
Now that the beret is done, and my head and ears can be warm, my attention has moved squarely to Kris’s zippered cardigan. Thanks for the zipper suggestions! Am I crazy for actually looking forward to that part? (just to try it?) The yarn is working up pretty nicely – it is thick and thin in some parts, which makes the gauge a little wonky, but Kris commented that he really liked it – and that is what matters. The yarn is a great color – a warm golden caramel.
Eight and half inches behind me. I am loving every minute of this.
Stay tuned for answers to Karma’s music meme tag and some overdue Socktoberfest updates in the next entry – until then!