Surry Hills finished!

Yes, the lovely cropped cardi is finally (well, it took 2 weeks, so it was a quick knit) finished. I may not look like it in the pics, but I almost could not be happier 🙂


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Surry Hills – joining up

So, I moved on, to the sleeves and beyond 🙂

Surry Hills joining

The sleeves are knitted in the round. I really suck at the magic loop method, it seriously is impossible for me to knit a small round object on long circular needles. I did not have matching dpns, only smaller ones, so I had to take a break over the weekend (not from knitting completely, of course 🙂 ) and whizzed through the sleeves during last three days. Today I joined all the bits and now will make the top (and final) part of the cardi.

It is ridiculous how inaccurate the colour in the picture is, btw, and it seems different in ever pic I take, with more or less same settings… Well, bear with me, hopefully I will tame my cam one day 🙂 Continue reading


Here, in the Berries and Yarn household, we are friends of terrible, cringe-worthy puns and jokes based thereon. Oh yes, we are! 🙂 One that made me giggle recently:

How many tickles does it take to make an octopus laugh? Ten tickles! 😀

And if you all of a sudden feel the urge to crochet or knit a cute little octopus (I know I do), here is a couple of free, very good looking patterns (Ravelry links, so you need to be logged in), that I would like to try:

Jolly Octopuses by Jean Greenhowe

Octopus by The Kansas Hooker

Octopus Crochet Pattern by Jessica Woofter

And if you want to make something even more odd, why not try one of these?

OctoCowl by Silje Camelie

Grumpy Octopus Coffee Cup Cozy by Twinkie Chan