I'm sorry you're so swamped lately. If it makes you feel any better, though, your beret is finished and blocking in the spare bedroom. I'll have to check it out to make sure it's the proper size/shape, but if it is, I'll post pictures later.
The magenta didn't work out--there was about enough of it to make a knit yamaka. So over the weekend, I found some undyed 100% baby alpaca yarn on sale. It's sooo soft, you're going to love it.