Things have been quite crazy this past few months and I did not have time to properly blog. It is starting to settle down and I’m really happy to be able to come back and write here again! Fall is here and the cast-on mania is back! I had to refrain myself not to cast-on too many things at once… because I actually want to finish some of these projects one day!
I have been working on two new patterns this summer which are coming in just few days now: a pair of mitts and their matching hat. I fell for this Amour colour the last time I was at the Chat qui Tricote shop and it was a true delight to knit with.
I’ll only introduce them briefly here but be sure to come back in a few days to discover more details and how I paired with Le Chat qui Tricote to create a new box shock full of amazing treats!
I’m having a hard time with the three-colour fair-isle shawl you’ve seen last time. To be honnest, I haven’t even touch it since I realised two months ago that it’s not working as I envisionned and I have to unravel quite a bit of it.
I couldn’t resolve myself to do it until now. Writing it make it real so here it goes, I’m ripping the last two sections and starting again right now!
On the sock front, I’m currently working on a pair of sock / slippers with the beloved Álafosslopi from TrÍScote with some stranded colorwork details. And obviously I’m already thinking on how to make a coordinated sweater, because who does not want to have matching sweater and slippers 😉
As for other WIPs, I’ve started to work on my sock book! I won’t whow you much about it yet but I can at least show you the gorgeous yarn Cécile form La Fée Fil dyed for me! And believe me, it’s even prettier in real life! Seeing this picture, you might wander if I’ll include only cuff down socks, let me assure you that it’s not the case. As I often say, I do not have any preference between toe-up / cuff-down / TAAT or not, the stitch pattern lead its way and I’m happy to oblige as long as I can use the magic-loop.
I’m also working behind-the-scene on a MKAL shawl with one of my close friends but … shhh… It’s a secret!
Nothind new under the sun on the quilting and embroidery side of the planet, I’ve started to assembly the different EPP blocks and added a few more stitches to my OUAT sample but you’ll not notice the progress even if I would show you pictures!
STASH ENHANCEMENTS & Future Stitches
I’m coming bach from Le Chat qui Tricote where I got to spend a few days to teach different classes on the Brioche stitch, sock knitting and choosing the perfect bind-off and cast-on for your different knits. Let me tell you that I had a blast! I love teaching and being able to teach surrounded by yummy bakery smells and gorgeous yarns is a must!
Back home with great memories, yummy calissons and two new gorgeous #stashenhancement which will soon become a #briochestitch #shawl 😍😘 I can't wait to start working on it 😊 #shawlstagram #shawlknitting #newdesign #indiedesigner #igknitters #knitstagram #knittersofinstagram ••• Bien rentrée à la maison avec de super souvenirs et de nouvelles #tricopines , de super bons calissons et deux nouveaux petits écheveaux qui deviendront bientôt Un châle brioche 😍😘 J'ai hâte de commencer à travailler dessus ! 😊 #tricot #tricotaddict #cetaitsuper #vivementlaprochainefois #aixenprovence #lechatquitricote #theuncommonthread
Obviously, we were in a brioche spirit and I brought back two pretty skeins to work on a brioche shawl. My mind is already buzzing with ideas but I would love to have your input. What shape of shawl do you love? Do you prefer simple and basic (a.k.a. brainless) or more challenging patterns?
My October Goals are rather simple but it’s quite a huge load of work:
- Finish the peach sock and write the draft of the sock book!
- Finish writing the Álafosslopi socks and send the pattern to my techeditor.
- Fixing the Not-named-Yet Fair-Isle shawl.
- Writing a draft pattern of the brioche shawl.