a jaunty little beret

And I do mean little…

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This little kitty found me in Portland and told me it needed to go to a young friend in Syracuse. Are you a girl or a boy kitty? It told me She will know. So I knit it a jaunty little beret for the adventure and wrapped it in a big kitty leopard print fleece for safety at night.

Before the trip it stopped to smell the flowers
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experiments with seduce

Ah! I can write that word in here, but flickr doesn’t like it. It’s a yarn, Seduce by Berroco.

Started this as a 51 stitch Montego Bay scarf on 8′s. Liked the feel of it, but after knitting half of one skein I realized I clearly wasn’t going to have enough yarn. Switched to 45 stitches on 10′s. Did not so much like it.

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Too holey. Can a Sin-uous seductive yarn be too holey (holy)?

Found Montego Bay knit in Seduce in Ravelry, so back at it on 8′s with 45 stitches. This is a great and relatively brainless pattern. And the yarn is easy in this hot humid weather. I enjoyed knitting on it in the sun, with the light reflecting off of the yarn. And I am more than getting my money’s worth with three starts to the scarf, and that the yarn was 20% off, but I only got charged for 3 skeins. I pointed that out to the store owner, but she was happy to see the 4th skein go, so she let me have it, the skein that is….

tomorrow…

Sad anniversary. We’ll be marking the occasion with lunch and cocktails. A WWW afternoon (whatever the widow wants).

And, I may be meeting up with a certain someone from Wisconsin and The County. Oh! Update! And her mum!

8 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Emily said,

    August 11, 2009 @ 7:30 pm

    Ooh, that Montego Bay is going to be so pretty! And it’s in your favorite color!

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    kmkat said,

    August 11, 2009 @ 7:40 pm

    Careful with that Montego Bay pattern. It may seem mindless but it kept biting me in the butt. However, that probably says more about my attention-paying abilities than anything else. Yours will be lovely!

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    Chris said,

    August 11, 2009 @ 9:22 pm

    Wee kitty beret! Tres perfect!

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    Julie said,

    August 12, 2009 @ 5:28 am

    Your young friend is going to love that kitty in the beret!

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    MollyBee said,

    August 13, 2009 @ 5:31 pm

    And I got to meet the famous Knitzu! It was great seeing you, the mister, the boy and my girls!!!!

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    Andra said,

    August 14, 2009 @ 6:22 pm

    Oh, she is going to LOVE this! I cut the box open and just peeked in slightly and saw the head crowning… She is spending this hot and sunny daddy and daughter day with B at Enchanted Forest Water Safari. They are expected home soon. The later the better – means all is well!

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    Blogless Carrie said,

    August 15, 2009 @ 7:57 pm

    Love love love love love the beret. Can’t wait to see the scarf. And anyone from the County must be good folk (even though Caribou is *not* the County Seat, says she who comes from there, ahem.)

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    Lucia said,

    August 17, 2009 @ 7:52 pm

    I’m way behind on my blog reading… please say hi to the widow for me. Nice yarn!

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