Monday, January 26, 2009

Knits Shoots and Leaves

...or in this case, berries and leaves but I couldn't resist the corny title.

The Leaves and Berries Baby Bonnet is finished and what FUN it was to knit! That said, I do believe I've crossed the line with this one. I'm pretty sure this is something only another knitter would be delighted to receive.

Mary suggested I could just keep it myself and enjoy it for the object itself, and right now that's what I'm planning to do.

I would like to make this again when I find the perfect yarn. The Regia Silk worked out well and makes a nice fabric, but I think it would be lighter and more heavenly in a cashmere/silk blend. Meantime there is enough of the Regia to make the matching socks that Marilyn so graciously included a pattern for when she sent the pattern. Thanks, Marilyn!

Pattern: Baby Bonnet - "Leaves and Berries"
by Marilyn Merbach of Rabbit Tree Farm - Saxonburg, PA
Yarn: Regia Silk (55% wool/20% silk/25% nylon)
about 1/2 ball or 110 yards
Needles: size 1 bamboo dpns and Addi Lace circular


Mary said...

That is so beautiful! You should have it in a display case.

Anonymous said...

This hat is wonderful.