Today I arrived home to a package from t leaf tea. I’m so damn spoiled at the moment I don’t know what to do!
I immediately steeped a strong cup of tea and it was goooooooooood. Didn’t beat the bath though. But a strong cup of t leaf tea WHILE lying in a bath full of Lush products? Holy crap. Hold me back.
In makey news. I maked a beret for Mindylicious. She’s rocking. She’ll probably eat me alive for posting a photo of her… and a butchered one at that… but I’m loveable. She’ll forgive me. I screwed with it, badly. But it’s fuzzy. I couldn’t work my camera. Sucky.
It’s a pretty basic pattern. You just cast on as many stitches as you need… but make sure it is a multiple of six. Tip: measure your head, then figure out how many stitches you need based on the ball band thingy. Then take a whole bunch off because otherwise you’ll be knitting for a giant.)
Knit 10 rounds rib (1×1? 2×2? it doesn’t matter!), then k2, m1 for a round, then knit until tall enough (~6″) and start decreasing by however many your total number of stitches is divisible by 6. Say you have 132 stitches (no idea if that is actually a good number to have… so take no notice!), divide that by 6, which equals 22. So first decrease round is k20, k2tog (=22st) etc etc etc. Next round is one less: k19, k2tog. Next round: k18, k2tog. Next: k17, k2tog… Ya get me? Until you have 6 stitches left. k2tog into all stitches until you have 3 left then knit on those for a few centimetres and then break yarn and thread remaining 3 stitches for a little pointy bit and then weave in ends. Voila! C’est un beret!