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Two Finished Hats!

4 May

I finished my mom’s Leaf Beret and the Gretel Tam within 24 hours of each other! The Gretel Tam is blocking now, so expect pictures later this week; for now here’s a look at the Leaf Beret.

I’m going to toss it in the mail today and it should get to my mom just in time for Mother’s Day. I wish I could say I planned it that way, but I didn’t. My timing just happened to be perfect.

I didn’t expect to finish the Gretel Tam so quickly, so now I’m out of knitting projects. I’m thinking I might give Watershed a go. I know I said I wasn’t going to be knitting cardigans this year, but it really is more of a vest…so that doesn’t count right?

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More Pie!

30 Apr

Here’s another pie from the test kitchen; a Chocolate Caramel Tart with Fleur de Sel. I’ve got to say, I think this has been my favorite recipe from the book.


The Leaf Beret is just about complete! Lookout for pictures soon!

New Project for Spring – Leaf Beret

25 Apr

I got a little over halfway though my Gretel Tam (posts here and here) when I ran out of yarn. D’oh! Luckily Yarnia still had all my ingredient yarns in stock, so while they’re winding a new cone for me I decided to cast on for a new beret. This one is the Leaf Beret from the Spring/Summer  2009 issue (and final issue) of Knit.1. My mom (hi mom!) had been hinting pretty hard lately that she wanted a cute beret, but since she lives in the South where temperatures are already nearing 90 degrees it needed to be something lightweight and breathable.

Lucky for me, the pattern calls for Classic Elite Yarns Cotton Bam Boo, and I already had two balls if the Heron Blue in my stash! I get really excited when I don’t have to make yarn substitutions. Plus, this yarn is amazing; I really love working with it.

Despite the yarn being a pretty fine gauge, the hat is going pretty fast! I think I might wind up making myself one someday.

Are you knitting anything fun for summer?