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Title: Chunky beret and even chunkier scarf *Now with chunky wrist warmers, page3*
Post by: Miss_Vicki on June 17, 2007 11:06:04 PM
I start a lot of projects, but don't finish many.  The other day I was cold (it is winter here in Brisbane) and sick of not having any winter FOs to wear.  So I grabbed all my grey yarn out of my stash, and knit up a scarf from a strand of each (6 in total) on the thickest needles I own (a whopping 25mm  :o).  It only took an hour or two, I stopped when one of the yarns ran out.  So I knitted up a beret (only 4 stranded on 8mms this time) to match, with what was left.  Wanna see?  Of course ya do...
  Please excuse the odd look on my face, it is my cold face I think.
Because I used so many different balls at once, I won't list them all out.  But just about all your favourites are in there.   :D  I got compliments all day for this set, and I didn't take them off because the office was too cold.  I just found another ball of grey yarn, I don't know how I missed it the other day.  I have two partial balls left from the scarf and beret still too.  What do you think, should I make wrist warmers to match?  They'd be pretty chunky even with only 3 strands :-\

There is a few more pictures and a bit more info on my blog.  it is here  http://missvicki.wordpress.com/2007/06/18/picture-obese/  scroll to bottom, but I should warn you that that post is really pic heavy.


Title: Re: Chunky beret and even chunkier scarf
Post by: lady_cyanide on June 17, 2007 11:08:31 PM
those are so great!
and i love your gigantic sunglasses!


Title: Re: Chunky beret and even chunkier scarf
Post by: WIPs on June 18, 2007 12:08:47 AM
Those are so trendy! Great stash-busting!

Cool shades too! 8)


Title: Re: Chunky beret and even chunkier scarf
Post by: ViolinRomance on June 18, 2007 05:59:52 AM
I want that set! ... Perfect for the weather at the moment! I love the chunkiness too :D


Title: Re: Chunky beret and even chunkier scarf
Post by: trinabrielle on June 18, 2007 09:58:16 AM
Your new set looks great! I love all the little flecks of color.


Title: Re: Chunky beret and even chunkier scarf
Post by: jenny.bloodless on June 18, 2007 11:06:16 AM
These are beautiful! The color & chunkiness (is that a word?) is perfect. I wish it was cold here. I miss scarves already.


Title: Re: Chunky beret and even chunkier scarf
Post by: eatmoreplants on June 19, 2007 10:04:54 AM
lovely <3


Title: Re: Chunky beret and even chunkier scarf
Post by: Mosquito on June 19, 2007 04:08:45 PM
Great idea and it looks great on you! I love the shape if the hat and the ridges. Definitely you should make wrist warmers to match!


Title: Re: Chunky beret and even chunkier scarf
Post by: crocodisle on June 19, 2007 04:20:59 PM
Raddd. I love those hats.


Title: Re: Chunky beret and even chunkier scarf
Post by: aliciasjoy on June 19, 2007 08:35:57 PM
I love the hat! It's extremely cute. How did you do that ribbing, is it reverse stockinette with a knit thrown in or is it fancy? I really like how it pops.


Title: Re: Chunky beret and even chunkier scarf
Post by: Miss_Vicki on June 19, 2007 11:12:28 PM
I love the hat! It's extremely cute. How did you do that ribbing, is it reverse stockinette with a knit thrown in or is it fancy? I really like how it pops.
That is indeed what it is, every second row they are the location of either a decrease or increase, that is why they pop out so much.  You were asking about the main portion of the hat and not the band right?


Title: Re: Chunky beret and even chunkier scarf
Post by: brandnew on June 20, 2007 08:08:42 AM
Very cute, you should totally make wrist warmers to match!


Title: Re: Chunky beret and even chunkier scarf
Post by: jessvict on June 20, 2007 08:17:41 AM
I love your scarf set, it doesn't look very wintery there though, i wish ours were like yours, i couldn't imagine wearing just a sweater, and hat and scarf set in 10 degree with snow/ ice up to my knees. ;D


Title: Re: Chunky beret and even chunkier scarf
Post by: ViolinRomance on June 20, 2007 05:55:38 PM
I love your scarf set, it doesn't look very wintery there though, i wish ours were like yours, i couldn't imagine wearing just a sweater, and hat and scarf set in 10 degree with snow/ ice up to my knees. ;D

I don't know if it's ever snowed in Brisbane!?!


Title: Re: Chunky beret and even chunkier scarf
Post by: Miss_Vicki on June 20, 2007 08:46:23 PM
I love your scarf set, it doesn't look very wintery there though, i wish ours were like yours, i couldn't imagine wearing just a sweater, and hat and scarf set in 10 degree with snow/ ice up to my knees. ;D
I don't know if it's ever snowed in Brisbane!?!
  Once violinromance, just once, but apparently it didn't actually make it to the ground.  I remember the weather man talking about it on TV when I was little.  It was well before my time.

I realise our winter won't look worthwile to you jessvict and you may think I am wussy for having trouble with how cold it is here this week (it is unseasonably cold and I am not prepared for it), but you wouldn't believe just how weird your summer would be to me.  I got a copy of Interweave Knits this morning, the summer issue.  There is a beautifully cabled merino jumper (read sweater) on the cover.  If I were to step out in that in summer in my home town I'd probably end up with heat stroke, even if I'd knitted it in cotton ;D  (and of course, there are plenty of places that get hotter).  It is a very yummy knit BTW, I may just make one in a cotton to wear in autumn and winter.

Oh yeah, and I actually am a big wuss, but it does all come down to what you are acclimatised to as well.  I went to the snow fields in NZ once, it was beautiful, but I'd never be able to live in a place that snowed. 


Title: Re: Chunky beret and even chunkier scarf
Post by: ViolinRomance on June 20, 2007 09:57:16 PM
I love your scarf set, it doesn't look very wintery there though, i wish ours were like yours, i couldn't imagine wearing just a sweater, and hat and scarf set in 10 degree with snow/ ice up to my knees. ;D
I don't know if it's ever snowed in Brisbane!?!
  Once violinromance, just once, but apparently it didn't actually make it to the ground.  I remember the weather man talking about it on TV when I was little.  It was well before my time.

I realise our winter won't look worthwile to you jessvict and you may think I am wussy for having trouble with how cold it is here this week (it is unseasonably cold and I am not prepared for it), but you wouldn't believe just how weird your summer would be to me.  I got a copy of Interweave Knits this morning, the summer issue.  There is a beautifully cabled merino jumper (read sweater) on the cover.  If I were to step out in that in summer in my home town I'd probably end up with heat stroke, even if I'd knitted it in cotton ;D  (and of course, there are plenty of places that get hotter).  It is a very yummy knit BTW, I may just make one in a cotton to wear in autumn and winter.

Oh yeah, and I actually am a big wuss, but it does all come down to what you are acclimatised to as well.  I went to the snow fields in NZ once, it was beautiful, but I'd never be able to live in a place that snowed. 

It is rather unseasonably cold here in Aus isn't it?

All this talk of lovely cabled merino jumpers really makes me think I should stop procrastinating and learn to knit! I'm sure I'll master it by summer  ::)


Title: Re: Chunky beret and even chunkier scarf
Post by: Miss_Vicki on June 20, 2007 11:22:21 PM
It is rather unseasonably cold here in Aus isn't it?

All this talk of lovely cabled merino jumpers really makes me think I should stop procrastinating and learn to knit! I'm sure I'll master it by summer  ::)
  Yeah, it doesn't normally get this cold for another month or so up here in QLD.  But I have no business complaining considering what folks in NSW have been thru lately.  And yes you should learn to knit.  I have only been knitting about 18 months or so myself.  You only need to learn cast-on, cast-off and the knit stitch to make an awesome scarf.  If you don't have someone to show you, there is plenty of advice and videos on the net, and the folks at your local S'n'B will be happy to help you out I'll bet.


Title: Re: Chunky beret and even chunkier scarf
Post by: aliciasjoy on June 21, 2007 06:49:47 PM
Thank you for answering my question! I did mean the main part of the hat. Do you think you'd ever write out the pattern?
I really love the look of your hat, and it would be perfect for the Texas winters, which are probably about the same as Australia.


Title: Re: Chunky beret and even chunkier scarf
Post by: Miss_Vicki on June 21, 2007 09:43:59 PM
Thank you for answering my question! I did mean the main part of the hat. Do you think you'd ever write out the pattern?
I really love the look of your hat, and it would be perfect for the Texas winters, which are probably about the same as Australia.
  I could give a go at writing it up, but it really is super basic anyway.  As, for Texas winters... I imagine one would have to travel west from here a bit to find an equivalent, where there is more desert.  On the coast it is more sub-tropical.


Title: Re: Chunky beret and even chunkier scarf
Post by: rachikus on June 21, 2007 10:04:50 PM
that idea, i must say, is neato.
i like the scarf, it's pretty snazzy.


Title: Re: Chunky beret and even chunkier scarf
Post by: Miss_Vicki on June 25, 2007 11:54:02 PM
Thereyago, matching wrist warmers.  'Cos I like to match, you know.

I have been wearing this set everywhere, ha  :D still.