Monday, December 03, 2012

Finished object: Red Gum Beret

I knit this beret a couple months ago with the "flowering red gum" wool I got from the Royal Adelaide Show. I'd wanted it to be quite slouchy and long, and the pattern (from the purl bee) I followed seemed to fit the bill. But when it was done, it really was just a beret. I was disappointed and shoved it in a drawer for two months.

Now that I go back to it, I just see it for what it is, not what I wanted it to be, and I like it much better. I'm still not sure if I'll wear it (I'd have to wait six months for it to be cold enough, anyway). So if anyone wants it, call dibs. As you can see, it looks fantastic on men as well as women!

(By the way, in my head, I'm pronouncing it the British way, "bare-ay." A sign I've been out of America too long.)


  1. Karen, it's great! I love its colorway. I should knit some hats for myself and Corrado too. It's been so cold here recently. It snowed last night a bit. I really envy you nice Adelaide weather- Corrado compares temperatures between Edinburgh and Adelaide on a daily basis and it makes us think we are in a wrong place ;-) Miss you a lot.
    Lots of hugs from the four of us to you both xoxoxo

  2. How in the heck do you say beret? Gros bisous d'amour xx

    1. hahaha "burr-ay," with equal emphasis on both syllables. I hope Paris is treating you well, lovey!

    2. Paris is snowy! You are both ad-or-able, by the way... I forgot to say before.