Friday, December 28, 2012

Happy Knit Year!

Happy New Year! Almost, anyway.

We took the dogs to the dog park on Christmas Day and someone had decorated a tree with brightly colored tennis balls. How awesome is that?

I'm still working on that brioche scarf. I've got half a pattern repeat to go and then I'm done. Here's a photo of when it was half-done. I'll post another when it's finished and blocked.
I've learned how to sew, too, thanks to my awesome mother-in-law, who gave me a sewing machine. I made a couple of pillowcases, then started making bags. So everyone got bags for Christmas this year. I made a bunch of zipper pouches like this (it's the first one I made and I gave it to my MIL):
I made some drawstring bags, too. They're good for holding knitting projects.
I was going to do another brioche scarf, this time a different pattern in two colors, but I got talked into doing a knit-along by my friend Karen over at Fringe Association, which is an awesome knitting blog, if you haven't been.

The knit-along is of this State Street Cowl by Pam Allen. You can buy the pattern at Quince & Co. if you want to join us. I tried to buy yarn there, too, but all the colors I tried were sold out. Which necessitated a trip to the local yarn store I like.
I picked up this Peruvian yarn from Mirasol called Ushya. It's 98 percent Merino and 2 percent polyamide, and very soft. The colorway is somewhat variegated, called Fern Green.

We cast on New Year's Day. Come join us!