Things have been a bit hectic lately, and yesterday I felt so lacklustre that I picked up my knitting needle (circular, of course) and cast on this beret. I have had this skein of yarn sitting on the table for a couple of weeks, so it was either put it away or knit it up!
Despite my vows to not start something else this month, I just couldn't help my self. Then I just couldn't help doing a bit more, then a bit more.... you can see where I'm going with this, can't you?
By mid-afternoon I had finished the beret. It's quite cute, but there are a couple of things about it that I would change if I do another:
1. I should have started from the light end of the gradiet - you can't see the leaf pattern in the centre of the crown at all clearly.
2. I wouldn't have thrown away the little bit of yarn that didn't really match all that well. A couple more rows on the rolled edge and enough to cast off comfortable would have been nice!
On a side note - if you're plying and you've got leftovers of a gradient, if you Andean ply the rest it won't match the gradient.
Pattern to follow!
Kate is a semi-retired photographer and craft dyer who lives in Southland, New Zealand.