Come join us for a knit-along showcasing one (or two, or three...) yarns from Briar Rose Fibers. Order enough yarn for your project or find a pattern for the Briar Rose in your stash and get ready to cast-on. Chris, whose imagination is behind all of the hand painted heaven, has graciously offered a yarn "give away" from time-to-time. So, what are you waiting for? E-mail me at: Kniterella at Cox dot Net and let's get to knittin'!
The Rosebud Vest. This is for my sister-in-law Lisa, for her birthday that was a month ago. We are seeing her this weekend and I just finished this, this morning. I will try to get a photo of it on her, since the photo isn't the greatest.
Yes, I finally ironed a white shirt and took my vest to work with me. The colors are very nice together - 2 different colors of Briar Rose Earth Song worked well together.
I have finally found a match for the Ella I have been wanting to make. Grace from Briar Rose Fibers was just what I needed. The color is perfect, and the yarn is beyond soft. I have a ways to go, but knitting with Grace has been a dream so far. A big "thank you" to Chris for helping me with my selection.
I "met" Briar Rose fibers at Rhinebeck back in October of '06. I fell in love with this gawgeous poncho one of the sales people wore so I bought the pattern and the yarn. The beautiful earthsong alpaca yarn was like knitting with 'butta'!
I guess now I'll have to buy some more yarn to start a new project for this knitalong. The rosebud vest looks like it will be next.
Thanks, Doulicia, for inspiring me to get my other mitt finished. I had one done for the longest time but hadn't done the other until a few days ago. I was waiting for some of the Abundance to come from my mom to start a Rosebud Vest and needed something to knit while I was waiting. So, I started my second Cabled Fingerless Mitt and now I finally have a pair!
I've had this stashed away for a while now, so this KAL is my inspiration to let it become something great! It is 400 yards, so plenty to do a one-skein project. Up for consideration are the Diamond Fantasy Shawl, and the Elegant Gauntlets from Sally Melville's book The Purl Stitch. Any other suggestions?
All of your posts and beautiful photos made me want to chime in.
This yarn is soft and warm and I've worn this sweater everywhere. It's held up well with just a little pilling. This photo was taken yesterday, after nearly 2 years of wear. In my mind's eye the striping is more subtle-- I've described it as greens and purples. But the camera doesn't lie and the blue and gold play well with the others. Many of Briar Rose's "paintings" blend well with each other. If you get a chance to see them together at a show, rather than on a PC monitor, you can decide which pairings work for you.
I went back to the 2006 Great Lakes Fiber Show to score some more of this addictive substance. But that's a story for another day....
I LOVED making this hat. This was my first time using a cable needle and I had a blast (even after getting the band almost done and ripping out and doing it all over). Look for more cabled items from me in the future!