Wool on Sundays – 2 (a beret and some WIP)

Welcome to Wool on Sundays!

If you’re wondering Why wool? and Why Sundays? you can find an explanation here.

I’ve had a very hard-to-keep-up-with-blogs-week but I really did appreciate everyone’s encouragement and enthusiasm and I’d like to thank everyone who commented and linked up. I’m hoping to get back on track this week :) Luckily, since knitting is so portable, I’ve managed to make some progress on a couple of projects.

Firstly, the taa daa moment! Did you guess what this was meant to turn into? What do think?

I think I could probably get it a bit smoother at the edges by stuffing something inside it and steaming it with an iron. Perhaps I’ll try a towel or something. I’ve never worn a beret before and I’m not 100% sure about wearing this one but we’ve had several frosts this week and the colder it gets, the less fussy I am about what I look like!

I’m most pleased with the little loop. DPNs and I aren’t always the best of friends and I was very tempted to leave off this 8 stitches X 15 rows in the round but I think it’s ended up being my favourite part. I used this pattern from Black Sheep Wools – the same booklet that I made the purple felted mittens from – and I’m loving this felted knitting so far. Without wanting to tempt fate, I think I’ve got the hang of how Wash + Filz It shrinks enough to start branching out from the pattern book now and I just wish I could knit faster to make about a hundred pairs of mittens by Christmas.

I’ve also re-started the Refraction Shawlette pattern that I was lucky enough to win a giveaway hosted by Nat at Made in Home and I’m hoping this is going to be third time lucky. I almost finished it a few weeks ago but I wasn’t really happy with the gauge I’d used. This time I’m using 5mm needles, which are really a bit too big, but I’m much happier with lacy effect now and it will end up a bit bigger, which I’ll find more useful. I know I’ll run out of yarn but I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it. I’d love to get this finished in time for Christmas but I’m also busy with gifts so I’ll have to see if I have time.


9 thoughts on “Wool on Sundays – 2 (a beret and some WIP)

  1. Annabella

    Having recently finished my first ever knitted item, I'm quite loving (simple) knitting projects. I love all your projects Janine (you're on a different level altogether) and the refraction shawl is incredible!


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