April YOSS and Other Things

Did the Readers Choice pattern — Hunter Hammersen’s Dippers.

The yarn I used was Koigu’s Painter’s Palette. I can’t give a color number, since this particular colorway does not seem to appear on their current color card. The picture really doesn’t convey the rich inner glow of the colorway, sadly, but it is one of the most beautiful commercial colorways I’ve seen in a long time.

I have three other projects on the needles at the moment: The Swiss Cheese Scarf by Winnie Shih, the Madeira Mantilla by Donna Druchunas, and the Toe Up Feather and Fan Socks by Wendy D. Johnson.

One of the best things about knitting is that, even after 54 years of doing it, there are always new things to learn.

I borrowed Nancy Marchant’s Knitting Brioche: The Essential Guide to the Brioche Stitch, and have been slowly working my way through the different ways of making the brioche stitch and its variants. I will definitely be buying this book at some point, since brioche is one of the very few things I have not been able to teach myself.

So, that is the current knitting state of the otherdeb.


Happy Spring Holiday!

Let me wish everyone a wonderful Spring Holiday, whether the one celebrated is Easter, Passover (mine), or something else! May your holiday be a happy, safe, healthy one spent with family (whether by birth or by choice) and friends.

OTN (“On the needles” for those who are new):

1. Dippers Socks (for YOSS-2012), in Koigu Premium Merino, Color: 153
2. Madeira Mantilla, in Ethereal Fibers OOAK Lace Merino/Silk, Color: Saphira
3. Feather and Fan Socks, in Ethereal Fibers Nebula Sock, Color: Thump
4. Swiss Cheese Scarf, in Fleece Artist Special Nyoni, Color: Melon

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