1) Two color brioche in the round is now my my mindless knitting. Whaaaaat? I'm not sure when it happened-- I cast on a wide tube of a cowl in early summer. I left it next to my desk. I began picking it up during delays while uploading files or on hold on the phone.
I'll be the first to admit my relationship with brioche was fraught. I wasn't the, um, swiftest to get it, as I explained just a few months ago. Now, it's relaxing and I am addicted. Old dog, new tricks ftw.
3) Did you know there's an other way to knit brioche stitch, if you don't find favor with all the yarnover wrapping, BRK and BRP? It involves knitting or purling into the row below.
What I find truly amusing about this : Five years ago, I actually designed and still sell a pattern, Decibella, in brioche stitch**, knit in that manner! WHO KNEW? Not me! At the time I thought I'd stumbled upon some sort of faux brioche/fishermans stitch. I even blabbed about it online that way. I crack myself up! Just recently I saw a class listing for the "Knit or purl into row under" brioche technique.
Ain't knitting grand?
I'm going to have leftovers!
* welp, it looks like Jill has just added a whole bunch of really great Windham mini sets to her etsy site, including Dionisio Cowl sets! They weren't there just a couple of weeks ago when I was scouring the internets for just such a thing! I encourage you to treat yo'self.
**I'm thinking I might revisit this pattern and come up with something less super bulky. Maybe with pompoms? Or tassels? I am feeling flamboyant this season!