You guys, I was so close! I almost had a new post for every day of Hanukkah! Not that I celebrate it, but once I started my daily posts, I realized I was coinciding with the holiday. I even had a couple more things I could have posted about, too. Well, life happens. I had to get back to Chicago for some personal business and the blog had to go on the back burner for a while. When WordPress gave me that 2011 in review thing last night I was just coherent enough after 12+ hours of travel to say “cool, post this”, before falling asleep. With a night’s rest behind me, I’m ready to get back to work.

Luckily for you, reader, all that travel time means that I’ve got a few more posts to share with you. Today is a nice little brioche project I came up with on my flight west. It’s only halfway done, since I had only a single skein of the colorway with me, but there’s enough of it here to show you. The other half would just be more repeats of the motif.

I really like crossing stitches in brioche. It reminds me of celtic braids a bit. Another big selling point for me on crossing stitches is the wrong side of the work:

That’s right. One side intricate design, one side plain jane ribbing. I suppose if I was insane, I might try doing a different design on the other side, but even I have my limits. If you like the way this looks, then you’re in luck; I’m writing up a chart for the motif, to be applied to any brioche projects you want!

Here's a closer-up, brighter picture of the motif.

That brings me to my resolutions. I won’t bother you with all those pointless personal ones I’m going to give up on before January’s end, but here are my Knitting Goals for 2012:

  1. Knit something out of electrical wire to get on display at Waterfall Arts in their December craft/art exhibit.
  2. Publish at least one pattern a month, whether free or otherwise. Or rather, 12 patterns during the span of the year. If I do two this month and none in February, I’m still counting it.

What about you? Any resolutions, either personal or crafty? What does 2012 hold in store for you?

  1. rmwest said:

    Ohh I love the idea of knitting something out of electrical wire! I don’t have any resolutions…BUT I do have a goal of running a mile every day for a month + running a 5k, 10k, and then 1/2 marathon this year.

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