But what the heck? It's a few hours until I pick up the rental car, I'm up early, and I have things to say. Besides, I'm already packed. Really and truly I am! I'm so proud of myself. A couple of hours of diligent work last night and I have a full, and well-planned suitcase to show for it.
As a reward for all of my good work, why not knit a bit? Kate isn't the only one getting a new beret around here.
It's the Parachute Beret pattern by John Brinegar, which is a house pattern at The Point. I had been eying it for weeks, and I finally decided to jump. I'm knitting it in some Twinkle Handknits Soft Chunky. To call this stuff "yarn" is a bit of a stretch; it's more like lightly spun roving. Still, I like it. And because the fabric made from the yarn is rather stiff in structure (but still feels soft) I think that it'll hold the shape of this beret just fine.
Lucky for me I "thought" to pick up an extra set of US15 DPNs when I was at the Spiders. For "thought" read "bought a set because she couldn't remember if she had any at home". Since I'm leaving town today, I'll have limited access to yarn stores for a couple of weeks (although Allegra did point out Maschenkunst in Cologne) and I knew that I couldn't get home only to find that I lacked a set. I would be screwed! Well, turns out that I now have two sets. [Of course, at the time I knew that if I purchased the needles, that would guarantee finding a set at home....]
But with all the increased necessary for this beret, it's not such a bad thing to have a few extra needles. I appreciate having these bulky stitches spread out among eight DPNs.
So, will I be able to wear this hat through airport security on Tuesday? Only time will tell.