About Me

South Louisiana
I have been married for 20 years to a great husband and we have 8 children ranging in age from 1 to 18 years. I am a homeschooling mom, which can be very challenging. I love sewing, knitting, reading, gardening and have recently started oil painting. I love to create. I really want to have a blog to show off some of the stuff I create, but I also want to share about my life and family. email me at ctrich8@bellsouth.net

Sunday, January 18, 2009

A little knitting.....

While I was having my sewing funk, I did get a little bit of knitting done. I had this 100 Pure Wool that was supposed to be a diaper cover, but I don't cloth diaper anymore, so I figured I would make a scarf. I picked the Brioche stitch. An easy repeatable stitch, but a little more interesting than plain knitting. It was an enjoyable project and the scarf is nice and warm.

I enjoyed knitting my scarf so much, I decided to knit another one. We have a brand new yarn store here in Lafayette called the Vermillion Yarn Company (I am pretty sure that is the name lol). Dh and I had a lunch date Friday and afterwards we went check out the new yarn shop. It has a male owner and he has beautiful yarn. The other yarn store here in town sold more of the novelty yarns (not my taste), so I usually bought online. I am so excited that I can see my yarn before I buy it now! He has mostly natural fibers, which is what I prefer. I bought some beautiful dark gray Merino wool by Debbie Bliss. It was 30% off too : )

I know these pictures aren't great, I had a heck of a time getting a good shot, even outside in beautiful light. If you click on the picture you can see it better.

Here is the Brioche stitch pattern if anyone is interested : )

Cast on an even number of stitches

Foundation row *Yo, sl 1 wyib, k1; repeat from * to end
Row 1 *Yo, sl1 wyib, k2tog (sl st and yo of previous row); repeat
from * to end.
Repeat row 1.

I just kept repeating this until my scarf was long enough. VERY easy!


randi said...

I love these scarfs! So very pretty!

Pampered Brat said...

Very pretty!
I love the color of the bluish gray one.

Sandra said...

Oh...love the brown color and the stitch. I'll jot down those instructions and try my hand at that one next :) I have been trying my hand at crochet lately. The actual process is fairly easy and seems to move along at lightning speed compared to knitting, but my one problem is evenness! I cannot even get a dishcloth to come out even...they all look like triangles no matter how many stitches I count! I think it's a problem with the tension I'm holding on the yarn....I don't know, but I'd love to figure it out! But, with the direction my crochet is going lately, I think it would make a fabulous birthday banner for my little one's birthday next month, lol!

btw...Twilight is just fabulous! i'm totally hooked - completely unable to sleep! :)

Michelle said...

Very pretty, I'll take the blue one..;)

Lewis Family said...

I found you! Finally. What beautiful crafts you do. You are so talented. And I love the family photos! Lots of hugs Dodi