Autumn Knitting: A Finished Object

Here’s my slouchy beret, all finished and blocked and ready to wear!

Star Crossed Beret

This pattern (available on Ravelry for free!) knitted up really quickly and I have to admit that I am in love with this deep teal colour (most accurately displayed in the picture above).  Below is a close up of the cabling and the centre swirl is created by the decreases.  I always forget (as a somewhat sporadic knitter) how much difference blocking makes!

Cable and Decrease Detail

Next up on my autumn knitting plan is a pair of these Evangeline fingerless gloves in the same wool.  The pattern is available on Ravelry for $3 CAD about £1.96 at todays date.  Reading the notes it’s apparent that a thumb gusset is needed, so I’ve already re-written the pattern to include this.  If you read the information on Ravelry, everything you need is there to enable you to do the same.

Oh, and go and see this refashion done by Zoe for Miss P’s Refashioners series.  Grandma kilt to sexy pencil skirt complete with fish tail.  Makes me want to find a grandma kilt…

Work In Progress

I had planned to show you my completed embroidery project today.  Only problem is it’s not completed yet.  I hope to make some more progress on it tonight and then I should be able to share some pictures with your tomorrow?

I’m also going to be digging my knitting needles out again as I fancy a new slouchy beret style hat for winter.  And I’ve got some gorgeous deep turquoise tweed wool to make it up with.  The shade is number 51 and is called Mermaid.

I plan to make this pattern from the Ravelry site.  It’s called the star crossed slouchy beret and is a pattern by Natalie Larson