knitsophrenia

I think I'm suffering from multiple knit personality syndrome. 

I have about 5 projects that I am actively working on. Each pretty different from the other.  A pair of socks (this is Soctober, y'all!), a scarf, and then these below knit gems.

I'll seriously switch from one to the other any given time of day depending on my mood.  I'll even do a row of one thing, put it down, and pick up something else and do row put it down and pick up yet another thing and do a few more rows!  It also doesn't help that I'm feeling very inspired lately and cannot stop writing new ideas down and feeling the urge to cast on for yet more things!

I finally gave my Foxfiber yarn a rebirth by casting on for the Minimalist Cardigan.

Minimallist in Foxfibre

I'm almost done with the back having feverishly started knitting it a few weeks ago.  I am SO excited to be using this beautiful cormo wool /silk blend finally.  It's so soft and the color is so rich. And although I wasn't at Rheinback this year, I can feel somewhat part of that weekend as that is where I acquired this beautiful yarn.

In keeping with the burnt orange theme I am also only a few inches away from finishing the front of the Honeycomb vest from Knitty.

Pumpkin Vest, front

Working the two sides at the same time required some concentration – not to mention patience – since the Rowan Felted Tweed just wanted to keep sticking to itself.  I think I spent more than half my time untangling the yarn than knitting.  Of course with each row completed I am getting more and more excited about finishing it and having something to show!

And don't think I have gotten over my Brioch Obsession. I have two more neckwarmes completed a beautiful beige in Rowan Cocoon and this in progress one in beautiful and soft Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted.

Can't get enough Brioche!

All of this knitting is getting me through a hectic October and what I expect to be an equally busy November.  I am in the process of packing up my apartment to move just a few blocks away to a nicer apartment (read: Dishwasher!!).  My wedding plans are still coming together and we're within the 6mo mark!  It seriously will be here before we know it!  And I am getting really nervous about this year's Presidential election.  I am so anxious to vote and get it done and over with.  I just hope the best for all of us! (That's all the politics I'll let out! ha!)

So back to the battle in my mind: hmm socks, scarf, cardigan, or vest… which to knit now!

🙂 – M

PS: I think my stats monitor exploded on Friday! Wow, I didn't realize how many of you were really waiting for that pattern!! Its getting me all excited/nervous to see all the hats! (nervous in that i hope the pattern is OK! ha! let me know!) And excited as this is the first pattern I've put out anywhere and I'm sure it will be surreal seeing hats popping up all over the place.  If you haven't yet – Queue it Up!

For the People!

I'm not sure how many of you out there grew up surrounded by drinking games like Kings, A$$hole, or Up the River, Down the River but one thing that was always fun about them is when you had a Jump In Social.  A chance for everyone around the room to lift their glasses to drink.

It feels a bit in a way (ever so childish and underage drinking really) like you were saying "Drinks On Me"!

Here presenting Flora – a hat that was at first conceived to be a cowl but destined to be a hat. 

Flora

Sorry for the long delay – but here it is!

Download Flora

This is one of my first true patterns so please let me know how it works out for you! I hope you enjoy wearing it this fall!

I've got lots of other fun knits on the needles! Can't wait to show you!

L,

M

twenty eight.

Me and popi   

Another year older.  Once again, my baby chubbyness in all it's glory!.  My poor grandpa ("Popi") holding me, he's prob like "Aye Dios Mio!" and How much do you LOVE the cowboy hat!  That man was classic.

Another year wiser?  10 years ago I turned 18.  I was dating my fiance, in my senior year of HS, and had no idea what I wanted to do.  So much can happen in a decade it's incredible.  I am so blessed with those around me, my family, my Fiance, and wonderful friends!

I have a new year ahead of me with some pretty phenominal events… I think it's going to be a good year.

Here's to Twenty Eight!

(And for all you's keeping track, I'm turning 30 on the date 10-10-10… I'm sure I've mentioned that before, so throwing a huge party!)

Feroch Brioche!

Brioche Neck Warmer

Brioche Neck Warmer
Yarn: Zitron Nimbus, 2 balls or any worsted weight
Needles: US 10 24 in. Circs
Notions: 3 buttons, H crochet hook, darning needle

CO 30 Stitches
Row 1: K2, *YO, Slip 1, K1* repeat * * to last two stitches, K1, S1 wyif
Row 2: K2, *YO, Slip 1, K2tog (YO and Slipped Stitch from Prev. Row)* repeat * * to last two stitches, K1, Slip 1wyif

Keep Repeating Row 2 only until piece measures 28 inches or until comfortably around your neck.

Cast off all stitches.
Measure the width of the scarf in from one end of edge (about 6 to 8 inches) and place 3 buttons evenly across scarf.
Attach and crochet 3 loops along side edge of other end of scarf to match buttons. (I crocheted a 12 chain loop for mine!) I also pinned the scarf together to help match the loops and buttons.

Feroche Brioche

Wear and enjoy!

Work is still super busy so it made me SO happy to have this finished and able to show off! I've already casted on for another to get me through! 

Brioche Neck Warmer