Ok, here it is. The beginnings of my four-year-old son Steven’s scarf. It’s blue. And red. For his favorite Island of Sodor friends, Thomas and James. I started it with brioche stitch early in the week, and was cooking along fine, until one day when we were waiting for a speech therapy appointment for Steven, and I was filling out a bunch of paperwork, and lo and behold, an bunch of stitches came off my needles. Now, I don’t know what it is about brioche stitch. But when I drop stitches in that pattern, no matter what I do, I can’t seem to pick them up properly to set them back on the needle. The yarn over part just always looks wrong to me, and I can always see the row that looks twisted and wonky afterward.
So what did I do? I wound up frogging. And then I tried any number of other stitch patterns, but no matter what, I didn’t like how they looked. I like this color pattern, the way it looks with switching colors every two rows. Hey, at least I don’t have to weave in hundreds of ends!! None of the other color patterns I’ve tried so far gave me the same satisfaction. So, I’m back to doing the brioche. And praying I don’t drop any stitches. Yeah, right. If anybody out there knows about picking up dropped stitches in brioche and can share their wisdom, I’m all ears.
Achoo! And goodnight. It’s definitely spring here.