knitting Snow Showers in the dusty snow with Puddles

Malabrigo Quickies November 2020

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Featured as the November 2020 Malabrigo Quickies program release, Snow Showers knits up a double knit cozy cowl in 2 skeins of Verano. In a new facet of the Quickies program, I was honored to be interviewed by Jessica! Grab your favorite hot drink and pop over to November Quickies: Snow Showers to read our chat. As a bonus, find out what I’m sipping on right now ;-).

Solitary Snowflake

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If design were to be contrived as a recipe, this unusual combination would be the making of this week’s release, Snow Showers. “Ingredients” – inputted by God throughout the past 25 years! 1 part Christmas gift box – Christmas 2019 (reused from 2018, 2017, 2016, 😉 you get the idea) 1 part choir music from elementary school – yep that’s the 25 years ago reference.  In elementary school choir we sang “Solitary Snowflake” by Jerry Estes.  Now I don’t have any recordings from my school, but this gives you the feel… and fashion of the day! https://hallmanmusic.weebly.com/solitary-snow-flake.html 2 parts yarn… plus 2 more parts yarn – originally selected by Malabrigo Quickies program, I admit to having a designer brain miscalculation …

Five Wise Owls Fingering

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Collaborations and networking are such an integral part of discovering new-to-me and, hopefully, new-to-you eco dyers.  My teacher, Jill Wolcott, first introduced Five Wise Owls to me last summer as she knew I was always on the lookout for eco options. Five Wise Owls features animal-fiber free eco yarns in her Etsy shop.  Juliah, dyer extraordinary from Five Wise Owls, kindly sent me a skein for this review.  I loved it so much, it ended up being featured in this year’s Pattern Club!  Formerly known as “Worth”, Juliah’s organic cotton fingering is now known as Five Wise Owl’s Fingering.  Let’s look more closely at this fingering weight organic cotton yarn from one superb indie eco dyer from Texas. Gauge Summary:Less …

Autumn Come st close up

brssp3togpsso stitch demo

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The final video in the Autumn Come set is the brssp3togpsso.  This is the one that inspired that whole series as a tester said she found the others on you tube, but not this one.  The brssp3togpsso is a brioche purl decrease – brioche slip, slip, purl 3 brioche sts together, and pass the slipped brioche sts over the st just created.  Wow, that’s a mouthful!  It’s a good thing it’s easier to do than to say 😉.  The main question is when do you bring your yarn to front for the purling?  Both ways work, but my personal preference is to slip first and then bring the yarn to front.  Bringing the yarn to front prior to the slipping …

Autumn Come st close up

brssk3togpsso stitch demo

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After increasing last week, this week we examine the final set in this series for Autumn Come – 5 to 1 brioche st decreases.  First up, brssk3togpsso – brioche slip, slip, knit 3 brioche sts together, and pass slipped brioche sts over the st just created.  Since this is worked as a brk base, the st will already be in “brioche format” for the next pass on your CC rnd.

Stitches highlight brkfyof and brk3tog on Puddles

brk3tog stitch demo

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What’s an increase without a decrease!  The brioche knit 3 together (brk3tog) is demonstrated in today’s stitch tutorial.  This stitch is the companion to the brkfyof from the last video in Autumn Come. To work the brk3tog, insert your needle into the next 3 brioche stitches (5 loops because of the 2 companion yo’s present) and knit them all together.  It’s as simple as that 😊. Note: this brk3tog is working a sy1o, brk, s1yo together. In general brioche knitting, you can also work a brk, s1yo, brk together but will need to start with a yarn over to be set up for the next rnd of brioche. If working a brk3tog on a brk, s1yo, brk, there will be …

Puddles

Raising Senior Danes

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I debated about writing this because it touched on some of the embarrassing parts of aging.  But Puddles indominable spirit brought so much joy, I thought it’d put a smile on your face too.  So, please enjoy a little knitting diversion this week with “Raising Senior Danes” or from the knitter’s perspective, “Make Sure Your Handknits are Creek-friendly”. Monday evening, we took a drive to a different part of the neighbourhood as our neighbour’s were painting.  It was a lovely evening during “magic hour” – still hot from the summer’s day sun, but under the vail of golden lighting.  Wearing Marquise Cut from a zoom call earlier in the day, camera mom said “are you sure you want to wear …

Beach Bum Optional Edging

Soaking Up the Sun in Beach Bum

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Isn’t it funny how some designs come about? Beach Bum falls into that “oops, but hey that works” category! Over the winter 2019, as I was planning designs for the 2020 Moebi Knits Pattern Club I knew I wanted to incorporate a moebius into a summer wardrobe. The concept idea featured a moebius where ‘double’ came into play with how you could wear it