Something clicked this winter in the knitting department of my brain. And since this click, I’ve been a maniac with needles and wool. You should know… I share most of my projects with le blog… except for the Christmas ones… they must remain super secret for another nine months. (I’m setting myself up for super secret fail. I can feel it.)
I finally started a hat that my pal Abby had liked. When I finished it, I decided to make one for Little Skipper too. They were birthday hats. (One might have been belated… yeah, sorry about that.) It only made sense that I make one for the final birthday, for Natalie’s birthday. I fed my Ravelry addiction and searched for a new pattern, something different. I found a few but after a little reassurance from PodMate, I casted on. So glad I did.
It’s a Mystery Beret. Or, a Meret. It has such a pretty pattern and knitted up marvelously. Don’t get me wrong, I had two major boo-boos but I was able to correct them myself. (By the way, I might have felt like Wonder Woman after I did.) The red is a bit off in the photo (Photoshop failed me) but the bamboo wool is a dark red, rightly named Lipstick. So so pretty. Natalie’s reaction last night only makes it better.
I kind of want to make another one now but I have some other tricks up my sleeves. Possibly more super secret knitting… maybe a project for myself… the possibilities are endless… but I know I’m loving my new hobby.
*Yummy Birthday Beret: Meret (Mystery Beret) by Woolly Wormhead. Free pattern available through Ravelry.com.