A knitted bag for my niece, using band and top patterns from Zilboorg's book. In 3 colors: Red, black, and white. Snowflake like motif on the bottom of the bag [using a beret top pattern], and various wave-y and geometric patterns. Aside from the charting, completely seat of the pants. About 1.5-2 inches ribbing, yarn-overs for the make 1's to get up to 144 stitches, to leave gaps I can run silken cord through. Beret bottom pattern from chart. Some random stuff, mix-n-matches from a couple other charts. Top chart for beret as bottom of bag. Looks cool, now I just have to find a couple things to put in it, and the right drawstring cord. Birthday gift in August. Pictures forthcoming.
FINISHED JULY 15, 2002:
A beret from Zilboorg's 45 Fine and Fanciful Hats To Knit. In green and a creamy off-white with some sort of yellowish undertone [a Caron Sayelle]. Definitely for a man's head. I tinkered with the classic beret pattern, using ribbing instead of garter stitch, after seeing a photo online of a beret with ribbing. Pictures forthcoming.