I have a little bit of extra soft, multi-coloured yarn, “Verona” by Cewec, in my stash for some time. I decided to knock out a quick beret, using a free pattern on Ravelry, “Spring Beret” by Natalie Larson. I made an easy switch from spring to autumn just by using a thicker yarn. The result, a nice and cosy, cute beret in a lovely array of colours. It was a super quick, easy knit too!
I used larger circular needles than I would have liked as not one, but two circular needles have broken recently. I am always very careful with my equipment so I think there is a design fault in the set of needles I was given very kindly by my Mum as a present. So, any suggestions for a good replacement brand for circular needles that is not too costly?
In hindsight, I would have reduced the number of cast on stitches. Although this is intended as a slouchy hat, the brim is a little bit loose on my average-sized head! This was noticeable when the autumn breeze caught me unawares a couple of times on my walk in the woods today. It was a case of: hold on to your hats!
Anyway, it was very nice to have a walk with Swede through the woods near to the apartment. Despite living in a capital city we are never far from nature for a blast of air and inspiration. Photographs today reflect rather grey skies and only occasional breaks of light, but still show brilliant flashes of autumnal colour and are a nice reminder of the walk. I didn’t manage to catch a picture of the squirrel scrambling up a tree but did manage to snap a timid deer from afar… can you see him in two of the photos?
Wishing all a very nice weekend!