Beanie hat

Beanie hat
Beanie hat

This little beauty I made a couple of weeks ago.

Remember when I complained about getting rained upon? This was my answer.

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Stitch Library: Brioche Rib

Brioche Rib
Brioche Rib

I do apologize for the somewhat crappy photo, and the long hiatus my stitch library has seen.

Life’s been a bit crazy lately, and it’s not going to get any better soon. The Stitch Library will be updated as often as I get around, which might not be as regularly as I had hoped. Ah, well. Sometimes you just gotta roll with the punches.

This stitch would be perfect for a scarf, as it doesn’t really have a right or wrong side. It also creates a nice, full, fluffy feeling for the knit: The Brioche Rib.

Sunday Shinies: Beads

Beads
Beads

Ever since fighting my way (and teeth and nails it was, my dear friends) through the first beaded row of Susanna IC’s Mystery KAL shawl, I’ve been slightly obsessed with beads.

I now want to knit another shawl/scarf thing WITH BEADS. And then matching fingerless mitts WITH BEADS.

And then other things – you guessed it, with beads.

To make that happen, one needs beads, no?

Susanna IC Mystery KAL update

Susanna IC Mystery KAL clue #2
Susanna IC Mystery KAL clue #2

Clue #2 came in this morning, and I decided that one load of laundry would be enough work on a Sunday.

So I settled on my couch, with my beloved half-granny-square-half-log-cabin blanket over my knees – yes, fall’s here, no doubt – and happily knit away at this lacey beauty.

I did miss one set of yos, but I missed the full row of them, and managed to pick the missing stitches up in the next row, so even if it’s not entirely true to the pattern, it looks good enough for me to keep. No, that decision has nothing to do with the absence of a lifeline. Really. I also hate ice cream …

Beads, more beads … okay, stop beads now.

Beaded meandering vines
Beaded meandering vines

After beading for the first time in my life on the Susanna IC Mystery KAL, I found myself slightly obsessed with this new technique.

So I had to start something RIGHT THIS MOMENT, something that had beads on it.

As it happened, I had some dark green sock yarn in my stash, and I had these oxblood coloured beads. I thougth they’d go great together. So I started a variation of the Meandering Vines Shawl.

And then I looked at it again in daylight. And thought to myself, my, this looks very chrismassy … people I asked for their opinion didn’t think it’s too christmassy. One particularly kind knitter said it’s a shame that we’re so conditioned to think of green + red = christmas, and I could not agree more.

However, the seed of doubt has been sown. What do you guys think? Alright, or too christmassy?

Sunday Shinies: White and gold round porcelaine container

round container side
round container side

This is not really vintage, and I suspect many people don’t think it’s a great find, either.

It’s a white porcelaine container (for lack of a better word, if anybody can tell me what his should be called, I’d be forever grateful!) that I found in a thrift store. If memory serves, I paid a whopping £3.50 for it.

Some research told me it’s from a little english studio which closed some years ago, and was probably made in the 1980s. It’s a bit tacky, and the cold decoraion is very clearly handmade, which for me adds to it’s charme.

round porcelaine container top
round porcelaine container top