Updates and Stuff!

Brioche Vine CowlSo hi! Haven’t blogged in a while…. with some pretty good reason. There was lots of health problem build up and then in August I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. It’s more fun than reaching into a bag of angry cats trying to figure out what I can and can’t do, having more bad days than good days every week, and learning to forgive myself for not having the energy to do the dishes or vacuum the carpet.

There’s been basically no new designing, but there has been some knitting. I am enjoying what most knitwear designers never get – Time To Knit Other People’s Patterns. I have made a few sweaters, and I’ve started my Holiday gift knitting. But thanks to a Purl Bee cowl and Mercedes‘ current string of projects I’ve falled in love with Brioche.

Brioche LegwarmersMercedes and I have weekly web chats and I’ve been watching her work on Brioche piece after Brioche piece and have loved seeing what she churns out (the woman is a MACHINE, I tell you!). I was looking for an extra project to take with me on a road trip C and I took to Northern California and I coveted the thing Mercedes was making, so she sent me the draft pattern and I wound up a skein each of Anzula Squishy in Plum and Malabrigo Sock in Alcaucil.

The cowl I knit is currently unreleased (it will be the project for an upcoming class), but her Rhoda cowl is very similar if you’re looking for a fun 2-color project! It was the first thing in a few months that I have just LOVED knitting. I kept stopping to admire it. And then I finished it and I was sad. So I did the only logical thing, change up the christmas knitting plan and make somebody Brioche legwarmers! I’m knitting them 2 at a time on 2 circulars (4 balls of yarn to wrangle!) with more Squishy in Denim, & Shibui Sock in Dragonfly.

Comments 2

  1. Susannah Fisher (@Sp wrote:

    I am so sorry to hear about your diagnosis! Take care – and I hope you can find some relief.

    I’ve been wanting to drop you a line to tell you how much I am learning and enjoying the Lace Shawl Design class you teach on Craftsy. I’ve gotten some great tips, and it’s helped me to refine my design process. Thank you – it’s been a terrific resource!

    Posted 23 Nov 2013 at 11:04 AM
  2. Mim wrote:

    Thanks Susannah! I appreciate both the well wishes and your remarks on my Craftsy class! I’m so glad it’s been a help!

    Posted 23 Nov 2013 at 11:33 AM

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