I’ve finished the second present and now I am on to the third. This one is for my sister, who knows what she is getting. She’s in the fashion industry and had very specific instructions on how to make her present. She wants a floppy beret in royal purple.
I finally understand why purple was traditionally the color of royalty. It took me forever to find a nice soft yarn in a rich purple. I showed my sister the color I found, and she was thrilled. According to her, purple is still hard to find dyed well. This I suppose is why I could find it in all sorts of synthetics, but not in natural fibers. I ended up with a gorgeous yarn from Inca Alpaca that is amazingly soft as well.
I’m afraid that I will end up wanting this hat, like most of the other presents that I have made this year. Fortunately for me, my sister is already expecting it; so if I want one, I will just have to make another.