I always think that I'm being so sneaky when I don't blog about what I'm currently knitting, as if somehow, you'll think that I'm not knitting anything, or maybe that I am slow, or...probably just me thinking I'm clever when I'm about as smooth as chunky peanut butter.
I finished up 2 1/2 things that will be able to be revealed sometime next year, and am currently working on a couple Alchemy things (that I can show, as soon as they're finished), but I managed to slip in a little something for me and me alone.
File this under the All Good Ideas Start with the Letter J . I've long admired Julie's iconic beret, (and I feel like I can't go without mentioning my main source of J-spiration, who could use a little love right now) and since she used Lion and Lamb, I knew that I could use my fave handpainted wool/silk blend, Alchemy Synchronicity. I did use the Ann Budd Basic Tam pattern from The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns, casting on for the adult small and increasing the body to the adult large size.
More sad than this being the first thing I've made for myself this year is the fact that this is the first thing I've made for myself with payment yarn. Two years of work and all I can manage to muster up is a beret for myself. [I don't mean this as a cry for pity- I have a lot of wonderful yarn that will become wonderful garments in the future.]
You know, until it is absconded by one of my children.