1) Star Crossed Slouchy Beret
2) Sweet and Bridgewater
3) LOFT gloves and Still Light Tunic
4) Slouchy Socks.
Pattern: Star Crossed Slouchy Beret
Yarn: Quince and Co. Lark in Egret
Needles: US 10 and 11
I had a full skein leftover from my aunt's (and now my cousin's) Rocky Coast Cardigan and wanted to make this pattern because a coworker at the yarn shop used to teach a class on cabling with it. When the sample sits around in the shop long enough, I have to examine it and frequently come to find that I feel I'd like to make it too! I wasn't sure I would have enough yarn, so I came up with a contingency plan (leaving out half of a repeat) and soldiered on. I didn't have to resort to that plan because I didn't run out of yarn! I bound off with one yarn left over. Perfect. I haven't yet decided if it's a hat I'll wear much, if at all and I think one of John's sister's would look cute in it (if she could be convinced to wear hats), so I may see if she wants it. If not...someone will. :)
I also whipped this thing up for John for Valentine's Day. I promised it to him when he first moved into the condo...a year and a half ago. Oops. :) Lucky for him, Slytherin house (of which I am proudly apart) in the Harry Potter Knitting and Crochet House Cup on Ravelry was doing a Carp-a-long to rack up some points in detention with fish-shaped objects, otherwise he would have had to keep on waiting and wishing and hoping. I think it looks super home-ec.-y, but it's cute. It also doesn't photograph well. It makes much more sense in person. I promise. You can find my notes on it here. I owe him a few more decorations, so it's not an official finished object, just...a thing I finished?
Next week, I shall finish a striped test-knit and have at least one more item from The List (as we shall come to know it) to show you. You guys chose well! I do wish I had made a Sweet hat for V-Day. :/ It would have been super cute (and warm!). We haven't done V-Day dinner-out yet, though, so there is still technically time.
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