I’m joining Kat and friends from some knitting (and unraveling) and reading talk this week.
One of the things I want to learn this year is brioche stitch and so, over the weekend, I started the Purl Soho Classic Brioche Hat using their Cashmere Merino Bloom yarn. And then I ripped it out and started again. And then I ripped it out and started yet again.
By the 4th (or maybe it was the 5th?) attempt I finally got it.
Brioche isn’t complicated but it’s new to me and it took some time for me to be able to read the stitches and understand which row I was on so that I knew whether to brioche-knit or brioche-purl. I still have to watch myself that I don’t get into a rhythm where I default to brioche-knit all the way around but it’s getting better and I’m hoping it’s all forward progress now.
Learning something new isn’t easy but the challenge has been fun for me and now that I (mostly) get it I want to knit all the brioche things.
As for reading, I’m almost finished with The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner. I was very excited when I first heard about this new book a while back but, while it’s a decent story, it’s lacking depth. Entertaining, sure, but there’s just nothing new. Or maybe I’m just experiencing a reading hangover from the last book I read.
And that’s what I’m making and reading this week. I hope you’re creating something you love and reading something wonderful.