fall reboot

with fall (officially) only a day away and constantly giving us hints of its arrival the last few days I’ve been getting the urge to get back to my crafting. I’ve been kind of here and there with it the last month or so. you can say that about my life in general. I went away on a couple of trips, took care of dobby for a few weeks after some surgery (he’s doing better than ever now!), and have basically ignored all the cut fabric and skeins of yarns thrown around the apartment.

let’s face it though, it’s going to be cold soon and I need some new sweaters and scarves. my closet is looking pretty empty so I would like some shirts and maybe some pretty dresses. dobby isn’t magically making me things at night, a la cinderella (or almost any other disney movie), so I better get to it. luckily I have a head start thanks to a lovely friend.

purl beret

it all started with a little joke after my millionth try at the purl beret pattern. I begged someone to knit me one after I couldn’t get the ribbing tight enough or the body to have the right amount of slouch. leave it to kathy to get it perfect. after her troubles with koigu and sock patterns, my plea was apparently perfectly timed. I had no idea she really took me up on it, until this little beret arrived a couple of weeks ago. oh I wish random hadnknitted gifts would show up at my door more often!

purl beret

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  • mai September 21, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    man, you are lucky! and kathy rocks 🙂 the hat looks great on you. lovely color!

  • Lisa September 21, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    You ROCK that beret, seriously.
    So glad Dobby is going to be okay. I know all about it!

  • grumperina September 21, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Koigu, begone!!! Glad it’s found a new home :). Looks great on you, enjoy!

  • penny September 21, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    🙂 Though I am warmed to know that I’m not the only one with a) the purl beret curse (three times and the third is still odd) and b) a koigu curse. *sigh* that is one very nice and beautiful beret. wear it in good health!

  • Wanett September 21, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    LOVE that color and fit! Put me on the random hand knit list, please!!
    I had some cursed koigu that finally became an Aestlight shawl. I seriously love that shawl!
    So, moral of the story, all koigu fulfills its destiny eventually!

  • Amanda Elizabeth September 21, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    I MISS YOU!!!! That freaking beret is gorgeous on you and she did a amazing job! We should totally sew/knit new fall wardrobes together.

  • erin September 21, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    The beret’s gorgeous and it looks lovely on you!

  • Heather September 21, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Love this color on you–happy fall!!

  • Teyani September 22, 2009 at 1:52 am

    oh what a stunning beret!
    and if your surge of crafty creativity extends to yarn, you should seriously check out Anhinga. I LOVE how mine turned out. measurements/drape/design just about perfect…. and it would look great on you too.

  • danielle September 22, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    It’s beautiful and I love the color. I love it when the knitting fairy pays a call!

  • Veronique September 22, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    And it matches your glasses! I’m curious to see what you’re going to knit…

  • Seanna Lea September 22, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    The beret looks amazing on you.
    I love the beret look, but on me it looks like I’m trying to dress up as cooler than I am. I’ll have to just look at how well the beret look fits you instead.

  • maura September 29, 2009 at 7:41 am

    r u lucky girl or what! beautiful color, beautiful hat

  • Rain September 30, 2009 at 6:56 am

    Oh it’s lovely! Love the colour, suits you so well.