Fall, Time to Learn Brioche

I can’t believe how quickly this summer has flown by. Yes, we still have a few more weeks of no school and pool time and fireflies (well, not in Colorado, but in other places!), but it’ll be time for new pencils and notebooks and cooler weather before we know it.

Fall has always been my favorite time of year, partly because I loved going back to school (nerd alert). Especially in college, getting to see friends again, sifting through all the new books I was going to read, going apple picking and hiking and jumping in immense piles of leaves on the quad. I went to an idyllic New England college and am grateful every day for the experiences I had and the friends I made there, friends who continue to spur me to keep learning, even though we’re no longer in school together.

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Orne Cardigan by Meiju K-P

This fall I’m going to learn brioche knitting. A year ago I would have told you that “brioche” is a delightful enriched buttery soft bread, and would have mentioned nothing about it as a knitting technique. I didn’t know this was a thing! There’s a great tutorial and a whole bunch of projects concerning brioche knitting in Knitscene Fall 2015. My mom also recently became obsessed with this technique, so I feel like I want to get my act together and learn it as well!

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Bayeux Cowl by Jennifer Mattesky

Like starting with chapter books before tackling Shakespeare, it might be best to start with a scarf or cowl and work your way up to a sweater. That’s what I’m going to do. I encourage you also to stretch your mind, to learn something new, to challenge yourself, and take fall by storm. Amy made a great get-started video, check it out here. Whether you’re still in school or not, there’s no time like that first autumn snap to tackle something new!

Happy (fall) knitting,

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