I did knit something new in week 7; three new things, in fact!
You can see those in my Etsy shop (link above or on sidebar to right).
As for week 8, I cast on Flax by Tin Can Knits on February 12th. I wanted my first sweater to be simple, but still something I would wear.
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!
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.
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Warmest Wishes! xoxo
“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!
Can we all please agree to ignore the dog hair? Ugh… anyway.
“Really?! So what would you say, Pheebs? Stuff like uh, ‘Keep your mitts off my grub?'”
“Say Ross, when you picture Phoebe living on the street, is she surrounded by the entire cast of Annie?”
Yes, I realize that has nothing to do with knitting. But every time I hear the word “mitts,” this line comes to mind. Oh, who am I kidding, my mind only thinks in Friends quotes…
“And I saw my reflection in the snow covered hills
Till the landslide brought me down”
As much as I love Stevie Nicks, I knew I had to knit the Landslide Hat & Mitts hat as soon as I saw the name. Oh, not to mention that the texture created by the mock cable is completely gorgeous.