Yeah, OK. I know my yarn purchases are not normally newsworthy. I buy yarn with a frequency that prompts me to keep it quiet, usually. This most recent purchase is however, is noteworthy at least. It is the first time I have bought yarn from Threads ‘n’ More (a store in the suburb of Bardon, just about the closest thing Brisbane has to a yarn store), don’t worry I don’t plan on making a habit of it. I can just hear a chorus of voices, the gals from the Brisbane S’n’B, urging me to step away from the dark side. 🙂 Heh. It is all good, my budget would never tolerate me spending any kind of time in that place anyway. Remember the yummy skein of yarn RecycleMicol spun for me (the first one, in blue/rainbow merino), well I needed to match it to a yarn that would work with the colour scheme. It had to be a compatible thickness and of good quality too. I knew I’d be upset some time in the near future if I had knitted up RM’s yarn with something cheapo. Hmm, so I ended up with 2 balls of Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed.
Did I go overboard? Yeah maybe. 🙂 As is the way, this picture doesn’t really show the colours accurately. The purchased yarn, is not grey. It is a deep warm blue, quite dark. The flecks in it are quite rainbow-ish, but still quite subtle. I wanted a darker colour to make the handspun pop.
More pictures of the ill fated beret of my own design. Because I like to make fun out of my misadventures. This pic below was taken after I ‘finished’ it.
You can see the beautiful starfish shape at the centre there. That was the hole point of this. I really wanted a beret with this motif on top. Trouble is, my design was flawed. It looks like this from the side (pic taken before seaming)
Ha, ha. I really is frick’n hilarious. As you can imagine, I am reluctant to be seen in it long enough to have my picture taken. You will not likely ever see a picture of this with someone in it. It is huge! And it is pointy, terrible. When I have gotten over the whole episode and after I have completed a few important projects I will come back to this. I’ll unpick the whole thing and make a very simple beret, from a pattern. Maybe I will be brave and incorporate a few (simple) cables.