Thursday, October 30, 2008

Part 1: Mystery Beret

I've done the first part of the Mystery Beret KAL and can hardly wait for the next part.

I'm using Lorna's Laces Worsted in Black Purl and I'm also going to work one up in Dream in Color's Classy in Ruby River (I think-what do I do with all these tags?). I don't know how well the pattern will show up with the multi-colored yarn so I'm thinking the DIC might show more of the lacy details. I can't wait to see what happens.

I went to Knit Nite on Tuesday and it was so much fun I forgot to pull my camera out for a photo op. We took a break during the summer and I had thought we might not meet anymore, but we do have a lot of fun when we manage to get together so hopefully we'll get back into the swing of things. I love knitting in public with other people. It's fun to see other people stop and do a double take wondering what we're doing.

My youngest got her spacers put in yesterday on the top and bottom for the start of her braces and was fine all day, but this morning her back teeth were hurting pretty bad. I was wondering when it would hit! I know toothache kind of pain is no fun! Today I let her stay home so I have some company but she's back to the school grind tomorrow (after taking her Tylenol). I'm excited to finally be getting this going though, I can't wait until it's all over with. I wish it wouldn't take so long for braces to do their thing, but to finally get it going is a big relief.

I'm not really knitting very much lately. I have a sock that's been in limbo-land for awhile now, just the cuff on it is done, but I'm trying to finish up that Monica Ferris Needlepoint Mystery Series and I'm down to the second to the last book. I'm really enjoying these, I love how they're all so different but still center around the needlework arts. Two Thumbs Up!

8 comments:

Ariel said...

Love the colors!!! :-)

knittinwolf said...

Love the colors...they're soooo pretty! Guess I should have done this with you huh? Can't wait to see what it becomes!

Poor Chelsea...I hate seeing them in pain.

You're knit night sounds like fun..soooooo wish you were closer.

Who do you think the persimmon cookies are for? That "somebody" on my blog is you silly!:)

love and hugs

knittinwolf said...

What size needles are you using? Also what size are you doing? Reg or extra slouchy?

Dawn said...

Thanks Ariel! :) :) I have a terrible time trying to get good pictures, even with my $300 camera! I stink at it!! I just keep hoping you guys can see them! LOL!!

Dawn, you can still do it!! It wasn't even supposed to start until Nov. 1'st but the gal had to go out of town and everyone voted to start early. I have no idea when part 2 will be out (I should read her blog) but I hope it's soon, you know I have NO patience! LOL!

I'm using Size 7's. Did I swatch? No! LOL!!! It'll fit somebody somewhere! hahaha!! I'm doing the regular, she said that should fit most people just fine.

I was HOPING the cookies were for me but I didn't want to be Ms. BOSSY-PANTS! LOL!!!! ;O) yeeeeee!! I'm so excited!!

knittinwolf said...

Ok..we always have about the same gauge...so seven it is. Signed up with the group and printed off the first part. Your circ cable looks small what size did you use? I'll catch up to you soon! Its Aran wt. right...got some of that too!

The lady had a bad year with her persimmons too and had only given me 2...I asked for a couple more so I could make the DAWN cookies and she sent up a bag! :)

Nat Red Knits said...

I can't believe you doing a KAL! I love those colors!... Mystery??? that is cool!

Kathy said...

You seem to have a natural knack for colors. I love your FO's sidebar. Everything you knit seems to be in just the right color. This is a gift. Trust me! I don't have it!

Anna said...

The beret is looking good so far!

I feel for your daughter. My daughter likely will need braces, too. UGH

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric