Monday, September 21, 2015

Eazy Beezee

All done! The brioche wasn't difficult once I got started.

Pattern: Beezee by Katrin Schubert
Main color: Natural (available by request)
Base Yarn: Id Squishy Sport Single

Contrasting color: Closer Than You Think
Base Yarn: Id Squishy Sport Single
The double thick brioche fabric is made in 2 stages. On the first round you knit every other stitch. The opposite stitches are slipped purlwise while making a yarn over.  On the second round you purl those slipped stitches together with the yarn overs made in the previous round and slip the knit stitches while making a yarn over. Luckily, there are many YouTube videos. Surprisingly, brioche knitting was very easy. Just don't ask how to fix a mistake. :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

September already?

I bet you thought I didn't blog anymore, didn't you? :) Instagram has been sucking up most of my social media time. I really love seeing what everyone is working on and pictures from their day. The hashtag feature is great. My favorite IG hashtags are below. What are your favorite tags?
 Summer 2015 was marked by a wicked case of crafters block, especially knitters block. I managed a few projects by forcing myself to sit down and work, but the innate desire to make things hasn't been there. That has thankfully eased up a little, probably because of the cooling temperatures. This week I am working on a 2-color brioche hat called "Beezee" by Katrin Schubert. There were a few false starts, but I'm chugging along now and loving it. I can't put it down!
Yarn: Id Squishy Sport
Color 1: undyed
Color 2: Closer Than You Think.