Saturday, March 29, 2008

A brileyknits Make-Over.

For quite some time I have been thinking about relocating my knitting blog from Yahoo 360 to another space but was undecided about how/when/where. I knew I wasn't happy with Yahoo's blogging features, but was hesitant to move, thinking transferring all of the content would be way too annoying, and losing it would be too sad.

A couple of weeks ago I became totally annoyed with Yahoo and just stopped blogging. I decided my next post there would be my Farewell post. Well, after thinking it over for a bit I decided that brileyknits is getting a bit cold- with new patterns not popping up as frequently as they did in the beginning. So, I will now put all of my blogging right here!

For those of you who come for my patterns, I have added an index for easy access (Look to the left).

For those of you who didn't know I knit more than bath mitts and bookmarks I will share some of my 2008 FO's:

This cabled scarf was a congratulatory gift for my friend Fouad when he received his Master's Engineering license in January.

The spiraling Coriolis socks were the first pair of adult sized socks I made from Cat Bordhi's book New Pathways for Sock Knitters. If you enjoy knitting socks and don't have this book- get it!

I call this the "Accidental Baby Sweater" My friend Cindy was taking a trip to Peru and wanted hand made garments to give as gifts for the local children. I thought I had a week to get it to her (I mixed up my dates and actually had five weeks) so I just cast on and started knitting, with no pattern or actual measurements to go on. I was hoping for a large-ish toddler sized sweater, but it really ended up being about a 12 month size. I used Peaches and Creme yarn that I had hand-painted myself.

A few weeks ago I finished this Hemlock ring blanket. It was made as a prayer shawl for a friend of a friend who had just lost her husband. I used Irish Aran from the Irish Ewe, and was very pleased with the results.

So, there you have it. A bit more than dishcloths. I will be posting more soon about my WIPs, and other fibery pursuits.


Lil Knitter said...

I think you will be pleased with your decision. Blogger is so much easier than Yahoo 360. I just could never get 360 to be nice to me.
Now you can post more often...hint, hint* :P

LizzieK8 said...

Welcome to Blogger. I left 360 quite awhile ago and have been very happy I did!

Love your Accidental Baby Sweater. What kind of dyes did you use to dye the cotton?