Friday, February 06, 2009

So how long does a One Day Beret actually take to knit?

If you're me, it's about a week. It doesn't help if you takes you about a day just to get started on it because:
  1. You left all of your circular needles at your house in Vermont (so no Magic Loop for you) and all you have on Long Island are DPNs.

  2. You have a difficult time distinguishing which needle comes first as you move each of your 4 cast on stitches to a separate needle, and your knitting looks more like some pointy medieval torture device.

  3. You finally get going with the increases and you're going around and around and you've got a hat about 2 inches in diameter when you suddenly realize that you skipped one of you DPNs way back at the beginning and it's now dangling below your 2 inch beret. (On the plus side, your knitting buddies find this very funny and just giggle all over themselves.)
So throw in a few longs days at work, dozing on the train (and at home) the one short night in the office you have, and assignment deadlines for your new Saturday class, and you have the recipe for the One Day Week Beret.

And, of course, I don't have time to take a picture of it. It's so close--just an inch of ribbing and then end weaving! So unfortunately you'll have to wait for an FO photo.

But for now, I'll leave you with an early picture of the beret--and it's body guard.

I can't get into the whole story behind the bodyguard thing right now. Let's just say there was a fibernapping, threats to the fiber's safety, and ransom demands, and I became a little concerned about my Malabrigo...


LICraftgal said...

LOVE the bodyguard!!! And I also would be a 1week instead of 1 day, I just don't knit that fast or have that much time.
Keep the fiber safe!!

teabird said...

In our group, you're wise to have a bodyguard. Very, very wise indeed!

Joanne a/k/a Punkin said...

Hmmn...wonder if I can get me some navy Malabrigo and make the "Brunchtime Beret"...Magic Looped, of course, with no kids in the house. 1/2 a day?

I think I could do that with my new glasses. I can actually SEE.

Anonymous said...

It looks like it's going to be soft and warm and squishy! Yay! ;o)