from the book weekend knitting out of thrifted wools – one was a killer find at my goodwill in missoula and the other was from a thrift store in butte. that’s pretty impressive because i really didn’t find much wool in montana. knit while i still lived in montana (2003/2004?) when i was fairly novice in the knitting field (but obviously willing to try anything :). i remember struggling and struggling with the top decreases – they may have been poorly written. i even went to the yarn store to see if they could figure out what they said. they couldn’t. all in all, it turned out okay, then it looked horrid on me.
so, brioche stitch hat, where have you been for the last several years? in limbo, i must say. most recently, since the move to pgh, in a bag of failed knits to rip apart and re-use the yarn or to gift. a couple days ago i looked into the bag and saw it. on a whim i threw it to ben to try it on… his current favorite color is purple. i don’t know that he would have worn this one four years ago when i made it (it’s a bit less tame than this purple one that he does wear), but right now, with purple as his favorite color, everything clicked into place. the brioche hat has found a home, and with perfect timing i might add.