Saturday, December 13, 2008

that's much better

I can't thank Kelly enough for her suggestion of blocking the cabled beret over a dinner plate! It worked like a charm. Can you tell I'm much happier about this now. . . .

So much happier that I had to take lots of pictures of the beret to show it off to you ;-) I'm sorry about the picture overload, but I just couldn't help myself!




24 comments:

sue said...

It does look great on you.

Charity said...

That looks really lovely! :0)

MrPuffy said...

Horray for Kelly! She gave you a terrific tip - that worked perfectly!

The hat suits you perfectly ~ enjoy :)

tiennie said...

It looks fantastic on you!

kim said...

Oh, I'm so glad it worked out. It's just gorgeous on you!

lucky knitter said...

It looks fantastic. What a great idea to block it on a dinner plate. I'll have to remember that one!

Esther said...

that looks great and really suits you - are you keeping it or giving as a pressie? Must be a hard choice!

Kelly said...

woop woop! It looks fantastic!!!
So glad it worked for you and you definitely suit it! Now what other colours will you be making??? ;)

kv said...

looks great! hope you get some cold weather cuz' it looks warm, too.

amanda said...

It really suits you! Never say you don't do hats again!

I'll remember Kelly's tip too. Very clever.

sheepish one said...

great beret!! i love this pattern, and haven't seen it before. and you look great in it, so i can completely understand your picture-heavy post.
i am a malabrigo stasher. maybe i've got a skein that would work for this? oh, i don't?!? shopping i must go!

PrincessPea said...

It looks great on you - I can see why you wanted to take so many photos! It's funny blocking on a plate, don't you think that the hat looks ridiculously huge when it's blocking?

stitching under oaks said...

looks great on you! nice work!

Alison Boon said...

What a great tip. It looks fab on you.

Suzanne said...

You should take lots of pictures!! Its a beautiful piece, and it looks great on you!
Suzanne

Gigi said...

Oh that looks perfect! Did you use a regular dinner plate or smaller salad plate? I was afraid to try it -- you're very brave!

Georganna

Ren said...

looks great! glad it worked out for you! : )

Kara said...

Fabbity fab! I love when something simple can make all the difference.

Ann said...

The beret looks great on you & I can understand the many pictures. It's a great idea to use a plate for blocking the beret - thanks for the tip.

Knitterella said...

oooo, i think that hat is so cool - love it!

Sam said...

It's a stunner! What a great suggestion, and I'm thrilled that it worked out so beautifully.

a friend to knit with said...

ahhh. i LOVED looking at all these photos.
it looks beautiful!!!!

TeaMouse said...

It's just gorgeous!

stringsofpurls said...

Very pretty!