Thursday, December 27, 2007

david's seamless hybrid

david got a new christmas sweater . . . knit in briar rose charity, a 100% corriedale worsted weight yarn. it's soft and sturdy, just like him!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Short Row Hat

Veronik Avery's Short Row Hat has been on my list and the leftover Wistful from Bugg's Shrug seemed the perfect weight.
The construction is interesting and this is a pretty quick knit with minimal ends to weave in or finishing details.
The pattern is free on Interweave, you can find it here along with a great photo.
Happy Holidays! Only 5 more shopping days.....

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Concentric Vest

I'm participating in a knitalong here in Chicago with some other members of my Guild, and the project is the Concentric Vest from the fall 2007 Interweave Knits. I lost some of the yarn that I needed to complete the vest. It's somewhere in my studio, which is such a mess that the yarn is probably hiding underneath something. Other members of my group are finished or are close, and I really wanted this vest, so then the light bulb goes off in my head to start another. Fortunately I had some Sonoma to the rescue!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Christmas gift

I had this fiber since the end of August with plans of having this project completed by Christmas.  I did manage this, however, we had our Christmas early.  Gavin will receive his sweater through the mail.  

I used Fourth of July fiber and the pattern titled, Mikey Liked it.  Love the pattern because of the simplicity and love the fiber because of the texture and the beautiful colors.  

Chris you have an amazing eye for color.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Brown Tilly (finally finished)

The shawl has been finished for a few days and the result is so drastically different from it's beginnings that the post waited for good photos.

The border was adapted from a Barbara Walker book and a picot edging was added to the top.

Directions for the borders have been written out. Finished measurements: 78" across the top and 42" from top to bottom point.

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Sunday, December 02, 2007

Rosebud Scarf

This is fairly new and a pattern that is in our small format, so you may have one if you've been to one of the shows. But we never had a photo. Now we do and it's up on the front page of our website for all to enjoy. The one pictured is one that was made from one hank of Fourth of July (two strands), but I am making two with two strands of our new fiber Glory Days, on size 15 needles........the other one is three strands of Glory Days on size 17's. The first one has five rosebuds, the second, three. And for you could make it on szie 3, 4, or 5 needles and it would be lacey and wispy out of Grandma's Blessings!


Here is our Twinnings sample from . Ours is made from Legend and my very sweet friend Debbie (who contributes here) made this for our booth. I have lots of new Legend stock up now and ANY color would be fabulous in this wrap. It took almost all of one hank.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Suggestions, part deux

Brown Berry had a great idea. I'm still trying to figure out what I'd like to make with this beautiful Legend yarn. I have 1,500 yards. That would be enough for a sweater, right? But, what pattern? Nothing is jumping out saying, "knit me". If you have any suggestions, I'd really appreciate it. I also feel that this yarn deserves something really special.

Suggestions Please?

Hello BRF fans!

I'm so in awe and envy of the gorgeous projects I see out here, and I must admit that I have yet to cast on anything from my Briar Rose because it is the kind of yarn that deserves JUST the right project. I started and frogged a pair of fingerless gloves because I was knitting them too tight. Still open to that as a project idea though...

I have 400 yards of Grandma's Blessing (shown here) that I would really like to use soon, so I'm appealing to you for some pattern suggestions. The suggested gauge is 6.5 sts/in on a size 3 needle, and I think this would give a very nice drape.

Briar Rose Fibers Grandma's Blessing

I welcome any and all suggestions...thanks!