Friday, May 2, 2008

FO: Violent Violet Beret

Violent Violet Beret
Pattern: Rose Red by Ysolda
Yarn: Frog Tree Alpaca Sportweight, 2 skeins
Needles: US 6 DPNs and 16" circ

I basically spent the better part of knitting this beret thinking of that line in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, when Violet Beauregarde's father screams, "You're turning violet, Violet!" Because this is one intensely violet yarn. I also caught part of the Alec Baldwin SNL retrospective on television the other night and the word "scrumptrulescent" kept repeating in my head. Because this is one intensely scrumptrulescent pattern. There's nothing more to be said. It took me a while because knitting in the round on 16" circs is fiddly. But each stitch was lovely and the pattern is so clear it threatens to turn transparent. Yes, I make bad jokes.

This one is going to my friend, but I reallyreallyreallyreally want one for ME. I am going to have to scour for some pretty angora-blend yarn so I can have one of these pretties for my very own. Alpaca worked great, but it's not quite as fluffy as I had expected.

Scrumptrulescent. Yep, this is indeed a scrumptrulescent hat. I love it so much that I went ahead and purchased Ysolda's Gretel pattern, too. Argh, what the hey am I going to do with 10,000 berets???


Karen said...


tiennie said...

This is fantastic! Love the pattern on top. I wish I could rock a beret like you!