When I finished my shrug, I found myself on a bit of a knitting high. I think part of it was due to feeling proud of that project and the other part is that I like to have new clothes. It's knida an extra bonus when I'm able to craft something for myself because then I still get to have something new but I don't have to feel like a greedy consumer.
I decided that I needed a black beret to go with some of my autumn/winter wear and I found this pattern on Ravelry. It was inspired by the beret that Hermione wears in The Deathly Hallows. (See above.)
You can't see the texture as well in my version - the profile (below) offers a better shot at that.
This knit up super fast for me, mainly because I had a wee cold and sat on the couch for hours knitting and having a Sons of Anarchy TV marathon. (LOVE that show!) Maybe I should call this my Sons of Anarchy beret?
Anyway - I'm pleased with how it turned out and when I wear it Michael can pretend he's married to a French woman. Oo la la.
If you are a member of Ravelry, you can find this project here along with the yarn, needles, pattern, etc.