Sunday, October 17, 2010

Crazy Eight

It was eight years ago to day that I met a boy with very pretty hair, a very pretty car and a very pretty guitar.
Almost 3,000 days later we are still together.

It must be love.

Well, at least that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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Despite hitting the eight year mark, it was a pretty quiet weekend at Chez Wandering Cat. We did celebrate with a nice bottle of champagne (without the cigars - I forgot to pick them up), and we did exchange presents - I got him two new pairs of jeans, he got me two new pairs of shoes. (there's another reason why I love the boy - he never comments on how many pairs of shoes I have). The rest of the weekend progressed in the usual manner - Dave was building speaker boxes and I was knitting.

I finished my jaunty beret from Monika's gorgeous hand-spun yumminess.I decided to use the Lightweight Raspberry Beret pattern. Nice simple and it lets this gorgeous yarn speak for itself.
Knitting the correct size was a little tricky. I'm not sure exactly what weight this yarn is - I forgot to write it down when we bought it. I'm guessing this somewhere between a fingering (which that pattern calls for) and a sport.

I didn't have a 3mm round needle (which the pattern calls for) so I used a 3.5mm - which I think was the best size for the yarn anyway.

But it did mean some finagling with sizing - in the end, I used the child's medium for stitch count, and the lady's small for length. It worked out well.

And the best part is I have a full skein left to make some matching fingerless mitts.

Thanks again Monika - I will definitely be stalking your shop looking for more yarn!

11 comments:

Dee said...

Happy anniversary! Wishing you many more happy days together.

Monika said...

Happy Anniversary! Three years and still together, that's great!
I can't believe how fast you've knit that beret! After I find my WPI measuring device I'll start adding what weight the yarns are. I love how this yarn knit up, and I'm so glad you've yarn left for mittens as well! Thanks for showing these gorgeous photos!

Denise said...

Happy Anniversary. The hat looks very nice.

Sue said...

Happy Anniversary! Who doesnt love a man who will buy you shoes when you already have lots! The hat looks great by the way.

Knatolee said...

Congrats! And I love the beret.

lexa said...

Love the beret!

Happy anniversary. :)

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Congratulations! And that beret is fabulous!

Samantha said...

Happy Anniversary!! I always think its in January for some reason. Eight years! Yay!! :)

Samantha said...

PS. LOVE the hat.

Frieda said...

Happy anniversary !

Love the beret , beautiful colours and very becoming !

Knitting Linguist said...

It looks great!! And happy anniversary :)