Month: February 2016

vanilla fog – week 6 | #52weeksofknits

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Vanilla Fog by Andrea Mowry was this week’s knit (well, last weeks. I’m a day late posting… Oops!). It was my first foray into brioche knitting and I loved it!

20160214_124437 20160214_124623 20160214_124553

I think this is a great piece for brioche newbies like myself.

Please don’t mind the phone selfies. My photographer (er… husband) is under the weather
& I didn’t want to bother him!

I’m less than proud of my technique on this hat. I messed up way more than I care to admit, mainly due to carelessness. I was back and forth between this piece, a sock, and a headband. I just lost track. You don’t have to look too closely to see my mistakes.

Although the brioche stitch creates a squishy, forgiving fabric, the brim is way too tight. Even with the super stretchy Twisted German Cast-on, it is a struggle to get it over my head. This just tells me I should have made a gauge swatch. Once it’s on my head though, it’s totally fine. It’s thick & warm, which is just perfect for the weather we’ve had lately!

I think this hat would make a great gift, since it is so stretchy! Next time I’ll have to be sure to get my gauge before I start.

Show me what you knit using #52weeksofknits on Instagram!

Warmest Wishes! xoxo

Andrea

rye – week 5 | #52weeksofknits

“One can never have enough socks.” -Jerry (Gary/Larry) Gergich

A few weeks ago, I was snowed in & binge watching Parks & Rec for the 639th time. Jerry’s wisdom stirred something within me. One can never have enough socks, I thought to myself, how profound. I immediately began searching through my Ravelry library for a sock pattern, keeping my stash in mind. This one from Tin Can Knits jumped off the screen. I still had a skein leftover from my mitts (see last week’s post) that I thought would be perfect. I grabbed my needles and I was off!

socks4

Can we all please agree to ignore the dog hair? Ugh… anyway.

(more…)