what? We're supposed to get another freakin' THIRTY centimeters of snow tomorrow?!
To say that I am growing weary of this would be the understatement of the decade.
Ironically this photo was taken prior to Saturday's snowstorm, so yesterday things were pretty much twice as high as that. Then there was some good melting last night, and now apparently it will be all for naught, again. I can't even see out my balcony window right now.
Don't get me wrong --I LOVE the snow. I'm one of the few it seems who generally has no complaints in the winter (it's our tedious 45 degree celcius sauna-humidex summers that I can't handle...)
We even went tobogganing again on Sunday (with far less injuries than last week's debacle..)
and I post this because the tobogganing hat that I wore that day is the one day beret that I knit over the weekend.
I'm pretty much obsessed with berets and am always looking for just the right pattern.
This one might be a keeper. It's more of a beret "recipe" than actual pattern I guess. It's still kinda too big for my liking though. I need to get a better handle on my actual head size or something to really make this beret measure up properly. I knit it once and it was ENORMOUS, so I tore it all out and made it much much smaller. I'm also not sure how I feel about top-down hats. I like my knitting to get progressively smaller as I work on it --that way I can actually feel like I'm getting somewhere and the end is somehow in sight.
One day of sledding though and it looked like this in the end:
Totally stretched out, so definitely still too big. Mind you I did kinda know that would happen when I brought it with me. I will probably try this pattern again using something else...I used Misti Alpaca worsted 4-ply in "natural". Super soft, super floppy, so it's no wonder it didn't really hold it's shape so well.
Anyone out there have a beret pattern that they love? I'm thinking I may try the Purl beret again since the first one I knit was a bit too small for my liking.