I've never made myself a winter set, as such. I've knit myself plenty of hats, scarves and gloves, but never a set. After seeing Ursula's wonderful yellow Hawthorne shawl, I decided to make the Hawthorne set, by Susanna IC, who also designed Annis, which I knit a couple of years ago and love wearing. Brilliant designer. I started it this weekend, because I'm still waiting for my yarn club package, and I thought if I start with the hat won't be tied up with a big project when the package does arrive. The hat was pretty quick, and a really fun knit. I haven't knit any lace since December, and this was a real pleasure..
I failed to change needle sizes between the ribbing and the body, (I was at the pub, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it) so it's a beanie rather than a beret, but I like it. I'm blocking it now to see how it comes out, a lot of people says theirs grew, so only time will tell how it will look in the end. I'll get some pictures of it on me, once it's dry.
Now I'm off to work on the matching mitts.