Friday, November 14, 2008


This was a first for me...recycling yarn.

It was actually a very early knit that I never checked gauge on. Yeah, that'll teach you!
It went into a pile of knits to one day "fix"...hmmm...some of us know that pile too well. I love the yarn, Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk. It is so soft and the colour is gorgeous.
Well, she gets me every time that Debbie. Her new magazine is beautiful...there are a couple of goodies in it that I would love to knit. I decided to start with the Cabled Beret. That would entail ripping back a project, soaking the yarn and hanging it to dry.

recycled red

Hey, that was not so hard!
(please no comments on the purple room...the main floor is just about done...then I will tackle our purple room. The purple walls and doors...the purple flower border and that seriously purple rug...)

The Beret was really a simple and quick knit.

cabled red beret


Started and Finished: October 2008
Yarn: Debbie Bliss alpaca silk in red
Pattern: Cabled Beret from Debbie Bliss' premiere magazine.
Adjustments: none.
It is so oo la la!
I know that you are noticing that the last few projects are all shot in the same spot. The lighting was good...and I had a few moments. I grabbed the finished pile of knits and away I went! There are a couple more to come...including DEMI!
More next week...have a happy friday!


Trisha said...

Loving this knitted fashion show of yours. You look great in all your newly knit gear. Love the cabled beret. Beautiful color.

Beatriz said...

Another gorgeous project and flattering color on you.

E to the M said...

Totally awesome. Nice to see you posting. :)

Unknown said...

Way to reuse! I'm sure ripping was somewhat painful but it turned out great!

Unknown said...

Great to have you back your work.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back!! I've always enjoyed your posts: just like Grumperina & Brooklyn Tweed- a lot of great inspired knitting, great pics, and very little blah blah about too personal stuff! Thanks.
I need to ask: are you still working? Now that I'm working more hours, and I also have 2 kids (older than yours, though), I am barely getting through the projects before my poor eyes glaze over. Please advise.

Anonymous said...

Please copy the beret pattern for me for our next girls knitting weekend. It would be a perfect gift for Rita...when she's on yard duty.