Saturday, 8 January 2011

New Year, New Resolution

I'm not a big one for New Year's Resolutions. I tend to shy away from making promises that I know I can't keep. This year is a little different though in that I have found a resolution I can stick to - 'finish stuff'. Whilst I realise that this is somewhat vague and non-specific, herein lies its appeal. There's bound to be some stuff that gets finished this year, after all.

First up, a pattern that I was working on in the late summer/early Autumn. It's a slouchy beret, which I named Double Crossed because of the pairs of stitches that criss cross the hat in a lattice fashion (and because I liked the double entendre). I realise it might have been more sensible to release it before Christmas, as it'd make an ideal last minute gift item, but life is just not like that at the moment. It's not so much a case of when is preferable, as when is possible.

I'm really pleased with this little beret and it has already served me well this winter, when 'FROZEN BRITAIN' hit the headlines.

I'll be making another, with added slouch this time, because I have a thing about hats....not least that I have the staying power to finish them.