Thursday, January 21, 2010

Slouchy Beret

The weather in Southern California has been quite stormy so this darling Slouchy Beret will not have a proper photo as it will be given to a someone who has been so kind to me, early Saturday morning at the Salon I go to. Over the years Melissa has gone out of her way to do so many countless little things for me and I am embarrassed that it took me so long to appreciate her efforts. This is one of the free patterns on Ravelry called Gwen Slouchy Beret. The yarn is by Nature Spun and the color will look great as Melissa is a vivacious Red Head.
I miss taking my garden and flower photos (you know when you are desperate when you start playing with your book and the plate blocked beret). Then it became symbolic as I realized that knitting has taken the forefront to my reading, both are joyful to me and I am lucky to be able to do both. I vow to make more use of the Library, especially after reading about the Central Library in Los Angeles I am really tempted to go.
I've been enjoying the Mysteries by Monica Ferris, fun to read and easy to pick back up again. I know that I'm in for a bit of trouble if I can't wait to get to the break room before I start reading. Wandering aimlessly down the hall while engulfed in the story (gotten a few goofy smiles as I look up startled and just missing someone passing by). Well I'd better get off the computer now, lightening is starting and I can hear the thunder approaching. Happy Knitting!


Aline said...

I miss the thunder and lightning...I will live it through you! Lovely beret...A. xx

Natalie said...

There is nothing like a good book, especially when it's rainy. It's such a cozy and simple pleasure.

Love the plate blocking technique. I am going to try that sometime.

Deborah (aka Mt. Mom) said...

When you blocked the beret, what did you do with the brim? Did it spread out flat, or did you gather it somehow to keep it vertically tubular? I've had trouble with this before, when blocking a tam to stretch the top.