Not happening like I expected…

You may recall, in my last post, I was super excited for the start of the beret from hell to be on my circulars, because after I get it on them, it will, and I quote, “just magically appear, just like the last one did.”
It’s not magically appearing. It’s not even showing the hard work that I do everyday! It’s the DK’s fault. I’m getting frustrated because it’s taking so long to knit up, and because the pattern is just sooo repetitive! I’m about to the point of setting it on fire tossing it in the fire.

This is about where it is, as of now. My circulars are too long, so its really, really stretched.
I think I’m going to run out of yarn before it’s done, even though I’m making it less slouchy.

But, I did start on my sister’s Christmas gift, a hand-knit scarf, with Knit Picks Crayon Boucle in Whisker. Go check it out if you want on the website (www.knitpicks.com), I’m too lazy to hyperlink right now.
I’m also too lazy to take a picture and upload it, so you can see the progress on the scarf. The yarn is very soft, but really (really, really) lightweight. It’s a DK weight when the pattern calls for Worsted or Aran weight. But she picked the yarn. She said she loved the color and the feel of it, so I used it.

I should probably go and shower, and get ready for the day, as I am heading up to work at about 1.30.
But first, a very short (and very open) letter.

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Dear Knit Picks City Tweed DK,

When I saw you online, I about burst into tears at the beauty of your colors. Desert Sage was IS the most beautiful combination ever conceived! And when you arrived at my door, I was so happy just to sit and stroke you, so soft were you. You dazzled me, sir.

But now, I have lost the starry look in my eyes, and I see you for what you truly are. You are thin and limp, and you had better straighten it up, mister. I’m about ready to throw you in the dumpster. I know, I know, your previous owner home didn’t threaten you like this, but I want this hat to be done, dang it. Sooner rather than later! You either need to plump up, or hit the road, Jack.

Don’t worry, I still love you. Your colors still dazzle me.

-Cassandra

P.S. Sorry about the public humiliation, guy, but maybe this way, you’ll get to work.

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Start of Beret #2

This morning, I woke up to the lovely smell of turkey in the oven, at 5:30 a.m., and decided to start on a new beret. I found a pattern last night on ravelry, after browsing around a bit, (you really should join. it’s free and there are TONS of patterns!) and fell in love with this one. It’s so adorable and slouchy without being too overbearing for my small head.

This is the pattern I chose: Slouchy Springtime Beret. (I linked to the pattern designer’s blog, (you’ll find the pattern on the right side, under Free Patterns) just so those of you without ravelry can see it. In ravelry, search “Slouchy Springtime Beret”, The creator’s name is “Little Miss Muffet”.) I’m using City Tweed DK from Knit Picks in Desert Sage, and so far, I’m loving the pattern, the yarn, and the entire (half inch) looks great. :)

I’m looking forward to getting it on the circulars, because after that, it’ll just magically appear, just like the last one did.

By the way:

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! :)

I’m thankful for: ravelry, turkey and mashed potatoes, extra time away from school and free beret patterns!

Beret-mania.

Two days ago, I started on a beret. I thought it would be hard, too hard for me, because I am a beginner knitter, and the pattern was intermediate, and was a bit nervous.
I finished it about 3 hours ago. I had no reason at all to be nervous!
It’s bigger than I thought it would be, but I love it :).
I give you…
Star Crossed Slouchy Beret:

Currently looking up patterns for more berets.

18!

So, the 2nd was my 18th birthday, and I decided to go get a tattoo.

Turns out all tattoo shops here are closed on Monday. So I went last night, and 12 minutes later, I had a beautiful nautical star on my wrist! :)

Pictures soon.

P.S. I’m going to be starting on a sweater and my beret here soon.