The Funky Carolina group
over at Ravelry had a Funky Handspun Hat Swap and I joined up, because my spinning is starting
to get worthy of sharing - and any reason to knit with it is a good thing. My partner is so kind and a master spinner - see her etsy shop here
, so she gave me lots of good advice. I made Through The Loops! One Day Beret
for my partner, Sheknitigans
. A disclaimer - it did not take me one day - haha! I knit and then pulled part back because it wasn't slouchy enough - I think it was pretty close to what I wanted when I did cast off. Here is my daughter trying her best to look french, studiously clutching her book, imagining accordian music in the background...Funky Carolina BFL Really and a little Madtosh Worsted in Allysum
Sheknitigans received it Wednesday, so it is safe to reveal. And now my daughter has put in her beret order. I'm so flattered when she loves my stuff, I just can't keep up with her wishes.
And this is the gorgeous Thorpe
Coley created for me:
This is also Funky BFL but, can I tell you it feels like silk. The drape is fabulous. Thank you Coley, it is gorgeous and a perfect fit! I may, however have to hide it from my daughter. And as luck would have it (luck...ha) we are expecting a snow storm this weekend - so I might have an opportunity to don it before Spring gets here. At least there is a silver lining to a finally snow blast...