I just finished this lovely MKAL (“mystery knit-along”), Christmas Rose by Jana Huck of Janukke. It turned out beautifully. This was a great brioche shawl that anyone with some intermediate brioche experience can knit. My shawl used beautiful Malabrigo Arroyo (sport weight) in colorways Plomo, Lavanda and Talisman. I purchased these online from Eat. Sleep. … Continue reading Christmas Rose
Happy New Year! My first completed project for 2020 (just after midnight) is Silverleaf. I guess I could call this one Goldleaf due to it’s beautiful gold color. The yarn is Malabrigo Arroyo in Sunset. Malabrigo makes the best yarn—this was wonderful yarn to knit with and the semi-solid color makes the finished shawl color … Continue reading Silverleaf
I purchased some beautiful yarn from Eat. Sleep. Knit. (“ESK”), a local yarn shop in Dallas, Georgia, for another project and had enough left over to knit another The Shift cowl by Andrea Mowry of DreaReneeKnits. This one worked up quickly for the last few badges of 2019 for ESK’s 2019 Yarnathon with Malabrigo Arroyo … Continue reading The Shift
Here's the hat I knitted for my hubby (aka Boo), to accompany his brioche scarf. I didn't want it to be matchy-matchy. But it does coordinate with the scarf in that it is brioche and using the same color and weight yarn as the scarf. It looks good wrong side out, too! The pattern is … Continue reading Brioche hat for Boo
I participated in Eat.Sleep.Knit.'s Quarter 1 Ambah KAL by knitting Ambah O'Brien's Kinfolk Hat pattern with some leftover Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK in Jelly and Zephyr. I love how this turned out! And it looks great from the wrong side, too! Kinfolk Hat is a series of slip stitches. I just alternated the colors every … Continue reading Kinfolk Hat
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!
With some Madelinetosh Twist Light in Hi/Lo and Dirty Panther left over from the Provençal Shawl, I decided to start a small brioche scarf to work on between larger projects. Mrs. Zwaalie's Brioche Scarf is a free pattern by Nancy Marchant. It doesn't have any increases or decreases, so it's easier for a beginner to … Continue reading Mrs Zwaalie’s Brioche Scarf for me!
Oh boy! Have I joined the clutch of knitters addicted to brioche! I signed up for Lesley Anne Robinson's new Craftsy class, Modern Brioche Lace, shortly after it was announced. Her class project, Provençal, is a beautiful brioche lace shawl designed exclusively for this class. After completing the Ghost shawl, I decided I was ready … Continue reading Provençal Shawl
Since the fur pom pom hat was a big hit, I decided to make a couple of cowls for additional folks who help keep me apprised of how mom's doing at the assisted living place. I asked Deb (fur pom pom hat recipient) if she could find out what colors Jill, Bonnie and Abbie would … Continue reading Betwixt Mine Eye and Heart Gift Cowls
Read on to see who gets this hat! I received a colorful and fun pom pom from Marta of Little Noodlewebs fame. And finally found yarn that was awesome enough to bring out all the colors in it! I found this Hedgehog Fibres Chubby (super bulky) in colorway Oracle at Eat. Sleep. Knit. It had … Continue reading My Simple Hat