The sun is shining, the weather has warmed up and I’ve finished my cosy new Gretl beret, designed by the talented Ysolda. Great timing!
But despite the lack of chill in the air to really appreciate it, I’m pretty pleased with the finished product. I can’t believe that I made that! I think that it looks so professional.
I’m amazed that all the twists and turns of the pattern have worked themselves out into neat and orderly cables, and I don’t think I finished up with any mistakes, though there was some teeth gnashing and unpicking along the way.
It’s made in an aran weight wool from the Wensleydale Longwool sheep shop, in a yummy cherry colour. It took just over one 100g ball, so I have lots left for some fingerless mitts. I might wait till autumn to make those though!