sometimes i’m really desperate to finish something. mostly because i’m eager to start something new. this time it was for two reasons: i really wanted a new hat, i’ve been wearing my old pom pom beret all winter and really wanted a new and more colourful one. i completed this new beret last night at around one a.m., washed it and blocked it using a plate, put it on a towel next to the radiator and this morning… ta da! it was ready to wear! thanks to malin for taking the pictures during our lunch break today.
pattern: selbu modern from kelbourne woolen mills
design: kate gagnon osborn
yarn: hoelfeldt lund spelsau, 2-ply wool
yarn source: knitting class at hv-skolan (both colourways were temporary and not a part of their regular colour range)
needles: 2,0 mm dpns and 2,75 mm circular (used the magic loop technique)
started: january 2011
finished: january 2011
the pattern was easy to follow and it was a very enjoyable knit. i’m very happy with the result, i think the colours are wonderful and the pattern is very beautiful. i like the yarn very much also, it’s pleasant ot knit with. i’m not very sensitive to scratchy wool, but this does itch just a little, but not enough to bother me.
i still have quite a lot of yarn left, i might knit a pair of matching mittens. but probably not this winter.
you might spot my cecily scarf in the first photo, i do have some photos of it now, but i’ll tell you more about that later on.