Friday, 24 April 2009

Rosa's beret

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When Harriet, a friend’s mother, passed away her family asked me if I wanted to take care of her knitting needles and yarn.

There was one skein of black wool, just enough for a small child’s hat, so I decided to knit something for my friend’s three-year-old daughter from her grandmother.

Yesterday Rosa modelled it for me! She also treated me to a fairy tale: she informed me she had a library, pulled three novels from a shelf, sat down on the floor and told me a rather intriguing and tantalizing story while turning pages at random. There was a princess in the opening sentence I believe, but she quickly got lost among all the monsters and ghosts that filled the rest of the tale. (I didn't quite get the plot, I must admit!)

Beret pattern improvised but inspired by a Tammy pattern in "Ylle & bläck" (Wool and ink) by Celia B. Dackenberg. There are two other pictures of the beret among my Flickr photos: here and here.


Anonymous said...

Adorable! I think more children nowadays should wear berets. Also, such a thoughtful sentiment.

Torhild Reidardatter said...

What a sweet gesture. I would have been moved to tears if that was me getting something knitted from my mothers stash.
the hat and girl looks beatiful.
And child stories are one of a kind and MUST be listened to, because they will give you the thrill of the day.