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.Olive Beret.

Yarn Novita Joki, shade 327
Needles 3.5 mm and 4.0 mm

I fell so completely in love with the beret I knitted last week so I just had to make another one. I almost wish it was colder already so I could use them. (Just kidding, I'm loving the summer heat wave we have at the moment). These berets are really quick to knit: I started and finished this second one on Saturday in just a couple of hours while chilling in the park with my friend and her dog. I've always preferred berets to caps and slouchy hats, ever since I was a child actually. I don't know why I love berets (especially those classic felted ones), maybe because I have always fancied myself somewhat artistic and wanted to look the part. Or to appear intellectual and elegant, like the French mademoiselles. Haha, don't take the last two sentences too literally.

I'm not sure about the color of the yarn: I know it is beautiful but I'm not sure what color it is. Does that even make sense? Let me explain. When I bought the yarn I thought it was dark green, something like army green or olive. When I was knitting it in the park my friend looked at the skein and commented what a lovely brown yarn I have. Brown? No, it's green. Or wait a minute, it IS brown. I was a bit baffled because I was sure I had bought green yarn! No worries, it was actually a really beautiful shade of chocolate-y brown, almost bronze. Just when I had come to terms with the idea that my yarn was brown instead of olive green, the sun was clouded for a moment and the yarn looked green again. I pointed this to my friend and she thought it was really weird.

The beret photographs green. I tried to catch the bronze brown, but couldn't, at least not in today's lighting. Green or brown, both of the hues are pretty, so I don't mind. I like them both equally much. I just have to remember this shade-shifting when I'm accessorizing the beret so that what ever else I'm wearing will work with both of the colors.



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