Weekends go by too quickly. That’s my opinion, anyway. Despite what seemed like a minute, I managed to get a lot of progress done on the Doctor Who scarf, and I finished the béret généreux.
That’s right! I finished something! I finished work on the Béret généreux by Isabelle Allard Sunday morning. It’s been in the kittens’ time-out room blocking since then. Overall, I am happy with how the hat turned out, even if it’s huge. Not huge like the brim is so big it fits around my neck (a problem I had a lot early on when starting knitting), but really long. I blocked it like a beret (around a plate) to give it some more shape. I think it looks pretty good.
The pattern is very easy to follow. There’s some instruction for the ribbing, and then the rest of the pattern is a chart. I am a big fan of charts when it comes to cabling and colorwork. I find I have a much easier time keeping track of where I am. Plus, because I can see the row below on the chart, I can see very quickly when I’ve messed up, which did happen a couple of times.
I used Knit Picks’ Wool of the Andes in various bright colors for the hat. I think the colors turned out ok. I don’t know that I did a good job in that aspect. At first, I wanted the colors to flow smoothly into each other, but the person who wanted the hat wanted really bright colors, and I couldn’t figure out how to flow evenly without buying a ton of yarn. I know, I’m cheap. I think I’d feel better about the colors if I had done a better job dividing the stripes up. All but the yellow are fairly even, but then the yellow is twice the size of all the other stripes.
Safe to say, color is not my forte yet. Honestly, if it were my hat, I would’ve picked one color and done a few shades of it, like ice blue to a dark blue.
The Doctor Who scarf, is coming along wonderfully! I think I calculated that I have 154 rows left until I reach the halfway point. Yay! I know, that sounds like a lot, but with this scarf, it’s a drop in the bucket. The scarf is actually going by quite easily. I think that’s the nice thing about mindless knitting projects. I can just sit back after work, relax, and let my hands do their thing. (If you have not learned how to knit garter or stockinette without looking, I highly recommend it.) Now that Camp Nanowrimo is done (for me anyway, woohoo!), I have more time that I can work on it.
What projects did you work on this weekend?