Inky Goings On.

objet fini*
24 June, 2008, 12:28 pm
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I’m on a bit of a roll in terms of finished objects of late. I cast on for this hat just before my first exam, and promptly forgot about it until a few days ago. It was speedy work, and the lace pattern was really enjoyable. I’m pretty happy with the end result:

Pattern: Bousta Beret by Gudrun Johnston

Yarn: Rowan Felted Tweed – Sigh (1 ball)

Needles: 4mm Addi Turbo Circular – 12in.

Mods: Did the whole hat using 4mms to accommodate my enormous head. The ribbing grew quite a bit with blocking, so I’ll probably sewing some elastic in the brim to make it a little less floppy. As you can see it’s very slouchy at present:

I noticed after taking these pictures that I’d accidentally teamed a black and white stripy top with the beret: accidental racial stereotypes ahoy. Good thing I took my onion garland off.

I absolutely adored the felted tweed: I’d bought a single ball to try it out and fell in love. It’s so light and soft, and the tweed flecks really complement the pattern subtly. The pattern is brilliant, and I’d really recommend it. Now I just need to wait patiently for weather in which it’s bearable to wear it.

I’m quite enjoying sticking to one project at a time, the complete opposite of what I usually do. Maybe next time I’ll have this mass of pink finished and modelled!

*Feel free to correct my appalling French.


3 Comments so far
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I love the hat. So cute!

Comment by mick

Very pretty. I like it. šŸ™‚

Comment by JulieS

Awesome beret; the yarn is great. I especially love the little beret “tassel” at the top.

Comment by raina

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