Knitting Brioche

Knitting Brioche

Recently I was able to attend Andrea Mowry’s Brioche Bookcamp at Harrisville Designs and learn how to become a more confident brioche knitter! What is Brioche? According to Wikipedia, Brioche knitting is a family of knitting patterns involving tucked stitches, i.e., yarn overs that are knitted together with a slipped stitch from the previous row….

Bernie’s Mittens

Bernie’s Mittens

A great gift Recently I wanted to make something special for a family member who had been going through a very tough time. Due to covid, I couldn’t deliver a Mexican food or a chocolate milkshake, so I thought about a handmade gift instead. The problem is that I’m not fast at making things. It…

Dyeing Yarn

Dyeing Yarn

One of my friends, Laura Hall Briedis, dyes yarn and sells it thru her website and etsy shop Olann Gra, as well as at local yarn shops and craft faires. Recently I bought six skeins of her navy blue worsted, but it wasn’t quite enough to knit a full sweater. I hope to knit one…

Learning to Dye Fabric

Learning to Dye Fabric

I attended World Quilt New England today in Manchester, Vermont. The Learning to Dye Fabric class taught by Marjan (pronounced Mary-Ann) Kluepfel was inspiring. I was a bit nervous about the class. The items we were supposed to bring were a little overwhelming. Why did we need 3 large trash bags? What would be do…