Lesley Anne Robinson of Knit Graffiti's new Emi's Shawl, is a fun, fast and beautiful brioche and garter stitch shawl, just released on Ravelry. I used Spun Right Round Superwash Sock 80/20 in colorways Banshee, Ain't No Disco and Reaper's Rags for this test knit. Turned out great! And from seeing the other testers' projects, … Continue reading Emi’s Shawl test for Knit Graffiti
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
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!
Hubby received a generous gift from a kind friend so he asked a favor that I knit a scarf to gift back. After many pattern tries (six), I finally decided on Susan Ashcroft's Zig zag scarf (3 ways) with 100% silk Malabrigo YarnMora in colorways Pearl Ten and Piedras. Absolutely no regrets—Stitchnerd Designs patterns never … Continue reading Silk Chevron Opera Scarf
After an extended hiatus, I'm back! Kristel from Malabrigo poked me today, asking if they could share my Rebel Two shawl on their social media feed. Yay! Just the thing to break me out of blogging hibernation! Here it is, Rebel by Lesley Anne Robinson, knitted up with Malabrigo Yarn Sock in colorways Abril and … Continue reading Rebel
Miss Babs requested I knit up her beautiful Yummy Two-Ply in colorway Beach Chair for a sample shawl to be displayed at Stitches West coming up in Santa Clara, CA February 22, 25. The shawl pattern is Dragonfly's Path by Jennifer Weissman. And was an ingenious design with how it incorporated the beautiful cable border. … Continue reading Dragonfly’s Path Sample Knit for Miss Babs
I may have already mentioned . . . I never knit stuff for myself. I usually keep the rejects I knit, crochet or sew because they aren't perfect enough to gift or sell. Well, that's not the case with slippers! It's been hella cold here in the Kansas City metro and when it got below … Continue reading Slippers for Me!