12/52 : 2017

This will be a quick post. I have to get the house and myself sparkling for my sister’s visit this afternoon.

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It’s Spring finally! It’s so nice to be able to go for a walk and not have to navigate slippery, icy paths. I’ll walk in the rain over icy paths any day!

I had an impulse cast-on the other day and knit a new beret in less than 24 hours. I was looking at socks on Ravelry and was reminded that I had bought the booklet from Tin Can Knits, Handmade in the UK. I decided to buy the booklet when I purchased my Bonny Blue pattern for last summer’s tank. I’m so glad I remembered I had this and immediately cast on for the Rosewater Beret in a skein of Berocco Vintage DK I had leftover from another project.

Blue is a really hard colour to photograph, I’ve decided. This is not the true colour…

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This is more like it:

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This is pre-blocked. I was too excited to wear it that afternoon.
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This is post-blocked and it’s perfect!

I love it and wear it everywhere. Really!

I’m getting down to the last few inches of my ZickZack Scarf. It’s amazing. I will definitely be making another one of these and I think the key is to go wilder with the colours. Stay tuned.

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We had a nice afternoon to go for a walk… but it was a bit too ambitious for me and I was exhausted by the time we got home. This view made it all worthwhile though.

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It was about 9k in all, and all downhill going to the water and unfortunately all uphill coming back. My Fitbit says we walked up the equivalent of 55 stories. I had a dish of ice cream as my reward.

Okay, I’m off to get the house ready for the white-glove inspection and welcome my sister!

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Have a good week!

7 thoughts on “12/52 : 2017

  1. Did you knit the scarf you are wearing in the photo where you modeled the hat pre-blocking? It’s lovely. If you made it, I’d love to know what pattern you used and what kind of yarn. Thank you.

    I also really like the hat and the zig-zag project you are working on.

    1. Hi Jeanette… Thank you for your comment! The scarf is woven by my sister (and I swiped it from her lol). I don’t know what yarn she used but it has a sparkle thread that runs through it.

      1. Thanks for your response. Since I don’t do weaving, I’ll have to find an equally pretty scarf that I can swipe from its owner (smile). Keep on making pretty things.

  2. Love the hat and the zig-zag scarf! I also think the scarf you’re wearing in the photo is really pretty. Sounds like quite the walk you went on. Spectacular views!! I like the whole ice cream reward idea too! 😉

  3. What a busy fun weekend! The hat is lovely – don’t you love quick projects! The zigzag looks amazing and I’m sure using bolder colors will put it right over the top!! 😀

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