Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Bohemian Princess

My style is a hybrid hippie-preppy- California comfortable. I think the CA comfortable style is a hybrid hippie-preppy style in itself. One thing I can tell you I am not is a bohemian princess. I may not be hip and boho enough to pull of my newest knitted creation, but hey, I totally love it anyway. And I will wear it. Hipsters will judge me, and I won't care. I will be wearing a wool hat and flip flops.

Bohemian Princess Hat
Pattern: Star Crossed Slouchy Beret by Natalie Larson
Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted in Turquoise
Needles: Size US10 and 11 bamboo DPNs

The cables are fun, the yarn is awesome, and the decreases look purty. The yarn originally intended for Short Row Glory, but that road did not end in Glory. It ended about 1 gagillion miles south, in massive failure. I did not want to subject the yarn to another attempt, in case that failed too, and another ripping was necessary. I can't bear to waste the lovely Malabrigo on repeated froggings. Must buy more Malabrigo, and try short row hat again!

Have I mentioned my undying love of Malbrigo? This was my last skein in the stash. I am now longing. Thinking, brooding. I stare at my remainder skeins listening to U2's "with or without you." Then I comfort myself with a few rows of the Clap with Handmaiden glory. Enough yarnporn for today.

I totally recommend this pattern! Easy, fun, pretty, sassy, boho, matches my flip flops, and very quick. Instant gratification quick. I needed this after my unsuccessful short rows. That, and my other projects on the needles have been there for a while, and I needed the satisfaction of a finished product. A little fix to convince me to pick up Pomatomus again.


jess said...

Hooray! I think I need to make one too, although I am even less boho than you :)

Pitty said...

love it!

Stacy said...

Isn't that kind of a fabulous pattern? I love it!