I am a sucker for Lesley Anne Robinson's brioche shawls. Dandelion Fields was no exception. Yarns used were Wren House Yarns in colorway Birdtracks 31 for the main color and Three Irish Girls Adorn Sock in colorway Roisin for the contrast color. I was surprised that this between-other-projects project was completed rather quickly. The pattern … Continue reading Dandelion Fields
There's nothing like the satisfaction of completing a project for someone you love. I made a pair of brioche socks for my dear hubby for the upcoming cold feet season. The challenge was that I had to make two identical socks where I couldn't reverse the colors like I did for my previous two pairs … Continue reading Brioche Socks for Hubby
Helen at Miss Babs contacted me to knit up a sample kid's sweater for an upcoming trade show. Of course, I jumped on it! Whippersnapper is a cute pattern by Triona Murphy that I knit up with Miss Babs Gradient in Yummy 2-Ply Toes. The colorway was Aquarius. This turned out adorable. My project notes … Continue reading Whippersnapper
Bronnie (Casapinka) asked me to test/sample knit her Crown Wools shawl prior to the Mystery Knit-Along (MKAL) she was having in her Ravelry group discussion thread. She sent me this gorgeous set from Miss Babs, Gradient in Yummy 2-Ply Toes in colorway Almalfi Coast. Knitting this shawl was FUN! I really enjoyed the different stitch … Continue reading The Crown Wools MKAL
Back in July, I made my friend a shawl for her birthday. I used Trendsetter Yarns Smoothies in colorway Gulliver's Travels that I purchased at The Studio Knitting & Needlepoint. They are colors she wears often and the yarn is a mix of holding four strands of laceweight together. I liked the built-in yarn holder … Continue reading Stroma
Look at me go! Because I'm an Eat Sleep Knit Yarnathon participant, I wanted to submit a project for the Q3 knit-a-long, Exclusively Exclusive, that required use of one of ESK's exclusive colorways. I happened to have some DK in Squoosh Fiberarts Ultra DK in Candyland Castle (the exclusive colorway), and Miami Vice. Again, I … Continue reading 2nd Pair of DK Brioche Socks!
Deb of Spruce Lane Designs asked if I would be interested in knitting up a sample of her new shawl, Gradients a Deux. Of course! It's an interesting construction from center out with two sets of Miss Babs Gradient in Yummy 2-ply Toes. She chose sets in Ursa Major and Canis Major. I combined Miss … Continue reading Gradients a Deux
About a week before, I learned that our long-time apartment leasing agent, Mandy, was expecting her first baby (a boy), Easton. Off to Ravelry to find an appropriate gift for them! After surfing for about a day, looking at blankets, hats, jackets, stuffed toys, I realized I didn't know much about Mandy's choice of colors, … Continue reading Otso for Easton
I love Lesley Anne Robinson's brioche shawls! This one is Sizzle Pop. I knitted it up with Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles in colorways Salty Tales and Dragonfly. I decided to do an experiment and knit the Salty Tales (the silver color) on the wrong side and the Dragonfly (purple) on the right side. Typically, the … Continue reading Sizzle Pop
With Eat. Sleep. Knit.'s Summer of Socks knit-along prompting me, I decided to finally get off the fence and knit up a pair of socks. Since I don't like to knit the same thing twice, I decided on Lavanya Patricella's DK Toe Up Brioche Socks pattern for the brioche aspect and flipped the colors for … Continue reading My first socks!