Monthly Archives: May 2011

Hat addiction(?)

The Symetrie beret is blocked and all ready for fall!


I couldn’t resist photographing it with Pimm’s -the colours sort of match.


We bought the bottle on our vacation, I’m pretty sure Pimm’s isn’t available in Finland.


After finishing Symetrie, I did knit on a sock, but after that…I cast on a hat. Again.



The pattern is Quest from The yarn is a vegan hand dyed skein bought from here.



Red for May: The Symetrie Beret


My first knitting contribution to Project Spectrum!

I do not have a lot of red yarn, and even this one is more burgundy than true red. But let’s not split hairs, okay?

I was happy to finally find a project for this yarn. It’s  a skein of Schoppel-Wolle Admiral Bambus Seide (ie, sock yarn with bamboo and silk) that I have had for a few years now. Because I’m an extremely loose knitter, I can’t make socks out of a yarn this thin -I would need 1.5mm needles for that. However, I’ve been admiring Woolly Wormhead’s hat patterns a lot lately, and she had a few designed especially for hand-dyed sock yarn. The pattern I chose is called “Symetrie”, a very simple lace pattern that makes the colours zigzag. I have finished knitting the hat but it’s still blocking.

I’ve now knit 6 hats in a row and don’t even really know why. Maybe it was just something I needed to get out of my system, or maybe I needed something small but pretty that didn’t require a pair. I think I’m ready to move on to other projects now, or at least I hope so. I have quite a few lonely socks on the needles, and I’m planning to get all of them done (or frogged) within a month or two. We’ll see.

The basics

More info about Project Spectrum can be found here.

I am also on Ravelry as vi0let and on Twitter as ravelryvi0let.


For me, Project Spectrum is mostly about knitting and a little bit about cooking/baking. My camera is a pretty basic Canon PowerShot SX200 IS. 

I do currently have a red hat on the needles, but no pictures of it yet. So to start things off, I have a picture taken at the Botanical Gardens in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.