Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Little 'ME' Treat!

Next month is my birthday, so I decided to treat myself and pre-order the lovely Coastal Knits book by Alana and Hannah.  

 With the pre-order you got two lovely patterns, incase you wanted to get started on something before the book arrives ;-) I decided to cast on for the pretty Rustling Leaves Beret because I had some sock yarn in stash that I could use.

I used Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock yarn in a soft sage green. You can see my Ravelry page HERE. I still need to take some nice modeled shots this week.  I'm not usually a hat person, but I've decided I'm going to be more 'stylish' this Fall/Winter, so wearing a hat when I go out is a good start I think (of course I'll be wearing more than just the hat, you understand!!!).

 blocking on a dinner plate!

The color looks much darker than it actually is, in the second picture, because the flash went off. It's really more like the top photo, a soft sage green.  I've just cast on for another hat for a Christmas Gift. I'm finally trying out the wonderful 'Koolhaas' by Jared Flood. I've wanted to knit this hat for ages. I'll share pics when I'm done - it's going to be a pressie for my brother. And I can mention that, cos I know he doesn't read this blog ;-)


Gigi said...

Oh that's so pretty D! Gorgeous pattern and beautiful yarn. I seem to be knitting lots of green things lately -- must be the drought -- has me longing for green ;). And remember, I first learned of blocking berets on a dinner plate from you after I'd made that Debbie Bliss beret?! Gosh, how long ago was that -- 2 or 3 years?

Kara said...

Oh so lovely! I just love lacey beret.

Gigi said...

Hi again D,

Here's the link to the elf shoes


They're fun!

stitching under oaks said...

this is wonderful! i love that you block it on a dinner plate...how creative. it's so fun getting new patterns with tons of possibilities.