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Playing with colors

To keep my yarn stash manageable, sometimes I must look through the boxes and pick out small amounts of yarn and knit them into hats. It’s rather fun, actually, finding colors that go together. Here are five recent projects.IMG_4944





I had two skeins of Lion Brand’s “Amazing” yarn (same color, Regatta, and same dye lot).
With the first one, I made the beret for my post of February 20, 2014 (below).
The second skein started at a different place in the sequence of colors, so I made the same beret pattern again, to see how it would turn out.
I’m amazed at how different it is, but it is actually brighter than the photos show it. Top photo, under side; bottom photo, top side.

New beret


This beret started as an adaptation of another pattern (because I didn’t have the right yarn for it), but I adapted it so much that it’s quite different. The yarn is Lion Brand’s “Amazing” (color, Regatta). The photos show the top and bottom of the beret.
It’s for sale at $25.

Scarf time

On a recent car trip, I thought that the best use of my riding time would be to make scarves. I made two with an interesting yarn. One is off-white, and the other is beige. Both have little flecks of various colors.

It was a fun trip, and the scarves were fun knitting–and just in time for cold weather.



Sock it to me!


I think I’ve worn my warm hand-knitted socks for the last time this spring. Before putting them away until fall, I wanted to show that I can wear a different pair every day for two weeks–actually longer, because I have a few older pairs that aren’t pictured.

The self-striping sock yarns are fun to knit, but I also like the solid colors.

Buttoned Beret


This is one of my many cute patterns for berets.

The vibrant purple yarn is soft and comfortable, and the two silver-toned buttons add pizzazz.