Out with Brioche, and in with Fair Isle!

Yesterday I let my frustration go. I decided to put the brioche project on the shelf for now. I had ripped out and ripped out and ripped out until I no longer really wanted to even make the Brioche scarf.

I decided that I needed to do something fun and something quick to get back in the knitting mood. Is that even a real mood? Well for me I think it is!

I have had this Plymouth yarn baby alpaca brush floating around in my yarn bag for a good four months. I have been wanting to make something with it preferably a hat for quite some time and I decided that now would be a perfect time to get it out and get going. It is so soft that I decided I hat with a a little fair Isle pattern would be perfect.

I started this yesterday on the way to the other Ranch to drop off a calf. The kids had picked out three steers for 4H, and they only needed two. This one was a little wild and never wanted to really calm down so he was headed back to all of his buddies at the Lance Creek Ranch.

After starting the reading and getting going on the pattern, I have decided this is so much better than the brioche. Sometimes it’s just not meant to happen.

Hopefully this weather will not keep my new Addie needles delayed too long I am anxious to skip started on JJ’s mittens. This is another new project that has me a little frustrated. I wouldn’t say frustrated but size 2 needles takes a long time to finish. And not only that but, unlike a hat or scarf when you don’t enjoy or look forward to working on something, you know that if you just get through it you will be done. With mittens you have to make another one. That is a true nightmare.


5 thoughts on “Out with Brioche, and in with Fair Isle!

  1. Brittany February 17, 2015 / 12:23 pm

    Once you get brioche, you’ll love it. It’s good that you knew it was time for a break though; I had to do the same thing. I love the fair isle project you chose. Color work is not a strength of mine.

    • wyranchwife February 17, 2015 / 12:43 pm

      Thank you. I think if I had just used the simple pattern I would have finished the scarf. But trying to put the cable just made it too difficult. I will try again soon I’m sure.

  2. Deb February 17, 2015 / 1:43 pm

    I know how you feel about knitting mitts. I now knit both mitts at the same time, they seem to go faster that way and they match. However it is a lot of needles to pack around.

    • wyranchwife February 17, 2015 / 2:17 pm

      Would love to learn to do two at once!

      • Deb February 17, 2015 / 7:21 pm

        I am just very low tech and run two sets of needles at once. Nothing fancy.

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