Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday Favorites 3/11: Random Knits

I'm going to attempt to make this short - I have a lot to do today.  Today's Friday Favorites comes across a bit random.  In fact, the only thing they all have in common is that they are in my growing favorites pile. I hope you all enjoy!

Did any of you ever read Calvin & Hobbes comics when you were little?  I did.  My aunt loved the comic and so she had a large collection of all the Calvin & Hobbes comics in those handy-dandy collection books.  We went to her place a lot, so, loving to read, I read them a lot.  Seeing this pattern brought back a little of that nostalgia. :)  This is a free crochet pattern for the loveable Hobbes.

Lately I've had a thing for brioche.  I even bought the book, Knitting Brioche, a few weeks back.  Why does it intrigue me so?  I don't know.  But I'm dying to learn.  There are a few things I'd like to accomplish first, so it'll have to wait, but it's one of my goals this year to learn.  I like this hat, with the flaps and ties.  The fact that brioche is reversible is awesome because you get two hats for the price of one!

From Susan's new book, Spud & Chloe at the Farm, this brown cow has captured my heart. If you search Ravelry for cow patterns, of any sort, there's quite a few that come up.  But do you see the expression on his face?  :)  Love it! :)  I can't wait for Susan's book to arrive.  I pre-ordered the book awhile back and it should be arriving very, very soon!  Now...if only she would design a horse pattern, I'd be the happiest knitter ever! :) 


  1. Let us know what you think about that Knitting Brioche book. I looked at that at Amazon but it's so hard to tell online and lots of bookstores aren't well-stocked in variety.
    I love that Hobbes. My brother read those all the time - good memories.
    I just ordered Susan's book yesterday! I'm so excited to get it next week or so.

  2. The brown cow is very nice. When I get back to knitting I will have to try it. I just started a new blog though if you want to check it out Just thought I would share.