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2011 Christmas hat.

I am starting the new year with a hefty to-do list.  I am not ready to share it yet as it needs to be scaled back--a lot.  Though a thought just came to me.  Maybe my list needs categories.  Yes, categories!  Headings like "must do" "should do" "would do if I were really a vampire and didn't sleep like Kristin accuses"...mmmm, headings.  This might work.

I'll work on that.  Until then, I'm at least going to finish up something from my last list: post all 2011 knitting FOs so I can make a new sidebar category for 2012. 

Brambles Beret by Amanda Muscha, made for my mother-in-law for Christmas.  I loved knitting this hat.  And can I proudly share that I even hand dyed the yarn myself?  I wanted a true deep red and was quite shocked when I saw the right color emerge from the dye pot--thought it was a great match for the pattern. 

Loved the tone on tone colorway.  Of course did I take notes?  Nope.  But I did make two skeins luckily so I have one stashed. 

Good thing as I will surely knit one for myself, someday.  And when I do, I must remember to go down several needle sizes for the ribbing.  It seemed too loose so I placed a running stitch along the interior to hopefully keep it in shape.

Ravelry project page here.  More FOs coming up.


p.s.  how on earth is it 2012?  And why does that still sound all futuristic to me...

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