Wednesday, January 21, 2009

You had me at berries

I know. Doesn't look like much, does it? But it is my first ever knob. At least the pattern calls it a knob. I'm assuming that is the same as a bobble. I've never knit a bobble either.

What it actually is, is a berry in my newest obsession - the Leaves and Berries baby bonnet.

And it really wasn't that dreadful to knit. I only needed one more needle and a couple of extra hands. : )

I'd link you to the pattern, but the designer, Marilyn Merbach of Rabbit Tree Farm in PA, doesn't have a website. However, she's a lovely person and kindly sold me the pattern once I found her.

The one I saw (and fell in love with) was knit from a kit that also included her lovely cashmere yarn. I don't have any cashmere so I'm trying it out in some Regia Silk. I know. A shame and not at all comparable. Hopefully it will be satisfactory for practice and we'll see how it goes.

ETA: here it is now with all eight berries.

I have NO idea if my gauge is anywhere close.
(that would involve checking gauge, right??)
Who cares. I just want to see if I can make it first.

1 comment:

Mary said...

Oooooh! You're knitting that gorgeous baby bonnet! It will be lovely no matter what yarn you use.