Wednesday, April 4, 2012

WIP Wednesday - and a Giveaway!

First, if you haven't commented to win my giveaway, go here first and do so.  G'head, I'll wait.

Back?  Ok, here's what's on the design wall for WIP Wednesday:

Yes, it's still the May Strip Club project, "Pyramid Triangles" by Pam and Nicky Lintott.  They're from England, but you can look at their patterns on their website.  I bought this pattern at High Country Quilts, so if you can't find them at your LQS, call the nice ladies at High Country, they'll mail one to you.

I have all the blocks made, but you know if it's a choice between finishing a quilt top and Skype-ing with My Little Sailor -- guess what wins?

I'm also plugging away at the Brioche stitch scarf for Elder Son.  This Thirteen Mile yarn is working up beautifully.  I got it at a new shop in Denver, Wild Yarns.  It's a fun little shop, they're new, so not a big selection yet.  The shopping test is "Do they have something I can't get anywhere else?" and the answer is a resounding "Yes!"

Here is the right side:

And here is the reverse:

Cool, huh?  Here are some closeups of each side:

I spent a lot of hours trying to figure out this stitch and finally came across this video that made it clear for me.  Brioche stitch is tedious, because you knit across in one color, then knit across in the other color -- two rows in one.  Plus, it's just complicated enough that if you don't look at the directions at the beginning of each row, you make a mistake and have to pick it out.  Which is not easy, either!

He says he loves it.  I say "he better."

Linking up to "WIP Wednesday" at Freshly Pieced.  Remember to enter my giveaway!

1 comment:

  1. What great progress on your triangles! Interesting stitch for your scarf . . I imagine its a very thick & wartm scarf (Just what you will need when you visit Darwin??? NOT)


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