Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I think I'm a beret person.

265/365: I think I'm a beret person.

Ta da! My first beret. I really, really love it. Too bad I'm not keeping it. It's going to my friend Lori, who will look a bajillion times cuter in it as she wanders around Paris and Barcelona in a couple weeks. The Paris Marathon will be her first marathon, so I wanted to give her an extra special treat.

beret (with my wonky-looking increases)

The yarn is Malabrigo Worsted in Cuarzo. It took nearly a whole skein. US 7 needles for the body and US 6 for the ribbed edge.

This pattern - the One Day Beret - is my favorite kind of pattern - the recipe. Any yarn, any gauge. I foresee several of these in my future.

I haven't been spending money much lately, what with furlough days + fears for my job, but I treated myself to a Chevron Love Mitten kit from Vesper Yarn. (My kit doesn't have those exact colors, and I didn't get the green or rainbow kit, but I'm glad I'm breaking out of my mold with the Metropolis kit.

Speaking of Metropolis ... I'm headed to New York City tomorrow! Josh and I are spending one night at a swank Hilton (God bless Expedia travel deals) and two nights with my best friend and her boyfriend at their place on the Upper East Side. I've mapped out several yarn stores I'd like to check out. And we have reservations at the restaurant of my chef-crush Anthony Bourdain. I think it's been since last May since we got outta town for a vacation, so I'm really looking forward to it.


  1. Your beret is wonderful in color and knitting!I have also a beret on my first beret!

    Happy knitting for you,

  2. BeeeUTiFul!!! Have fun in NYC! Nosh at Zabars Deli if you get a chance!

  3. I think *I* might even try to run a marathon if it'd give me an excuse to go to Paris and Barcelona. then again, *I* would probably fall over dead in the process as I am not a runner in any way, shape or form.

    Your New York trip sounds great! That's much more my speed: )