Today I'm joining Ginny at Small Things for her weekly Yarn Along,
which pairs books with knitting projects. I mean, come on.
I am reading an old, familiar favorite -
I often find myself looking for books that are just like this one - filled with talking animals, snow, magic, mythical creatures, adventure, and turkish delight. Sometimes I come close, but most of the time it's better just to read the original.
For as old and familiar as my book is, this knitting technique is not.
I'm making Mr. a winter hat - a brioche winter hat.
(Pattern found in my favorite knitting book ever - Weekend Knitting by Melanie Falik.)
It's a beautiful pattern and a beautiful stitch.
I was, as I often am, intimidated by this pattern because I had heard horror stories about brioche knitting. But it turned out, as it often does, to be not quite as difficult as I thought it would be.