Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Flying in...and out again

Beret out of vintage (1980's) alpaca...done!
Pattern? Basic Tam from One Skein Wonders
Needles? 4.5 mm Options DPNs
Yarn? Mousarde (I keep calling it "moutarde" which is French for mustard)

It was minus (insert ridiculously cold sounding number here) degrees this morning and this hat was a godsend. I look really dumb in most hats - anyone remember when the Yarn Harlot modeled the toque? I look worse than that. But I can do the beret/tam. So can Madeline as you can see. I particularly like the top.

Tomtem jacket - done! Pics don't include buttons but I will save that for when the jacket is modeled by its rightful owner...

Pattern? EZ's Tomten Jacket as described in Knitting Without Tears

Yarn? KnitPicks Bare DK Superwash - hand-dyed with Profast Acid Dyes in coordinating colours

Needles? Boye 4.5 mm straights

Sudden appearance of spacing between lines? Blogger.

Jacket back - love me some hood!

Lastly - a recipe...

Prepare 9x13 baking dish.

Turn to stove and begin to preheat.

Turn back to baking dish.


Cassoulet de chat noir

I recommend a nice Pinot Noir.


betseydoodle said...

thanks for the *fix*

Chriss said...

I too, do not do well in hats...except the tam.

Love the colours in the jacket.

T said...

She wore a raspberry beret. And boy does she look like mom!

Kitteh sez "I display cassoulay. no cooks, kthx."

Leanne said...

Personally, I've always thought Chablis would go best with Chat Noir, but what do I know of wine?


wanna-baa said...

ha - laughed out loud at the recipe and woke Ava up :)
how about a little Chat-eau Neuf?
gorgeous stuff! good to see you here again , i cry a little every time i check in and you haven't blogged.

Grit Knitter said...

I too have a black cat dish but you have to soak it in the bathroom sink first... repeatedly (it was her fav place to sleep)

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

You know, in some places, Cassoulet de chat noir is a delicacy.