I've got not one but two FOs for you today! What has gotten in to me? Well it might be the 5 gin and tonics I drank last night ;-)
I finally made myself a slouchy beret that I've been thinking a lot about after seeing a few on Ravelry and the queen of cute berets, Jenna of Knit and Pieces. This hat is really a mutt from several knit patterns and is something that my friend Patricia of Patricia's Yarns put together. Her original version has a garter stitch edging while mine is changed to a 1x1 ribbing. I also extended the body of the hat by about an inch or so to make it a little bit more slouchier.
Amazingly, this hat only took one ball of Rowan Cocoon on size 10.5 needles. A few of you asked what I thought of that yarn from my Juliet post. I really love the softness of this yarn but beware it sheds a ton while knitting. After a wash it calms a bit and so far this hat hasn't left my head looking fuzzy after wear. It also gives a good drape but can really only see using it for smaller knits and not sweaters - it seems to me that a sweater out of this stuff would be really heavy wearing.
I also finished my 3rd Shifting Sands scarf. I know I don't need to explain much about this scarf and how i love it. I did make a small modifification by casting on 37 instead of 42 stitches. It came out a little skinner and longer... hmmm I just love it.
Thus ends the selfish knitting for a while. Time to capitalize on the Christmas knits and not to mention I'm still working on the Hoboken Homeless Shelter Blanket! We're still taking squares if you got a few hanging around :-) Remember the due date is Friday Nov. 30th!
Two fabulous knits and a lazy Sunday make this girl a happy one.