Saturday, December 13, 2008

sister-in-law selbu


whew - under the buzzer - I got this done just in the nick of time - actually, it went into the gift box still slightly damp from blocking. I have been toiling away on this guy most of the week - sick to death of it near the end. I think it was just the combination of carrying along two fingering weight yarns and decreasing onto dpns - it was like a mini-wrestling match - thankfully I won the last round. I really like this picture because I can see what the pattern is so clearly now that it is off the needles and flattened - I love it, now.

I will be gifting it today - so I am writing the post now to actually publish it once I am sure it has been outed. I think my sister-in-law will look great in it, she has dark, longish chestnut hair - very beret-appropriate. And she can still yank it over her ears if she would like some wind protection in Chicago. So one knitted gift gifted - one more to wrap, one more to knit - one more to get yarn for (it's ordered from The Woolen Rabbit, I can't wait!) - egads.


Blogger Kirsten said...

It's beautiful!!

8:52 PM  
Blogger The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Looks fantastic!! Such a great pattern:)

10:10 PM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

Wow! Its gorgeous!! I'm proud of you for not being selfish (like I dream to be) and giving it to her. All that work, I think I wouldn't have gotten her a giftcard instead...hehehehe!

So pretty!

12:18 AM  
Anonymous Bobbi said...

It looks super! Good job on your timining.

8:19 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

The hat looks great! I totally understand the overwhelming deadline. I have one sweater that I just finished that is definitely too small. Now I have to figure out what else to make from it and then start knitting quickly!

9:43 AM  
Blogger sheepish one said...

this is beautiful. so beautiful.
as carrie said, good job you for not being selfish -- with both the selbu AND the just enough ruffles. it's hard to fall in love with a knit and gift it, unless you know the recipient will really love it, too.

10:45 AM  
Blogger MollyBeees said...

It's LOVELY! Great job and great color choice!

12:38 PM  
Blogger knittingma said...

I love this hat! Wonderful job, it's so pretty. The pattern has been in my queue for a while, but I'm not sure if I'm brave enough with my colorwork yet. :)

12:52 PM  
Blogger Nell said...

It's gorgeous. You are giving me the courage to try stranded knitting. Maybe soon...

I'm sure she'll love it!

2:05 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Love it, especially the color combination. Awesome gift, I bet it was hard to part with!

6:20 PM  
Blogger Kristy said...

Yay for another gift done! You did a beautiful job, and I love the color combination.

8:09 PM  
Blogger Cinnamonamon said...


10:56 PM  
Blogger Morticcia said...

That is a masterpiece.

I tip all of my knitted goods to you with the stranding. I just.don't.have.the.patience for it, but I love fair isle motifs with a passion.

And those fingerless mitts from the plucky knitter club are gorgeous. They went right in the cue!

12:16 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

I hope you know this:

You inspire me to no end!

I want to knit whatever you knit and I want to own every yarn you own. You are a wonderful, talented knitter.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
xoxo, susie

5:49 AM  
Blogger Auntly H said...

damn, now I'm interested in colorwork again. that hat is gorgeous! I better pull out the 8 year sweater to remind myself it is excruciating.

7:37 PM  
Blogger Knitting Bandit said...

Wow! I love it. You have inspired me--it is now my official goal to learn to color knit in 2009! Lucky sister in law.

9:31 PM  
Blogger bockstark.knits said...

pretty pretty pretty!!!

12:52 AM  
Blogger YarnSnob said...

Beautiful! I have this on my list, hpe it will be as pretty as yours, how can you bear to gift it???

2:23 AM  
Anonymous one lucky sister-in-law said...

the hat is AMAZING! i paired it with my favorite tan wool coat and made mike go for a walk with me in the downtown chicago snow last night so we could give the hat a proper photo shoot. it got a little dark and blustery, so i hope the pics turned out (i'll send soon). but i love berets, i love this beret, and i'm so so so lucky! thank you thank you!

4:16 PM  

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