Sunday, March 6, 2011

Brioche Stich

Last month it was the Bavarian Stitch, otherwise known as the traveling stitch. I think most of us chose to travel to Stitches West instead. Always be sure to bring lots of money when exposed to yarn.
This month Lorna showed us how to do the Bricohe Was that bread or the stitch?
The word comes from Old Norman French verb "brier" (an old form of "broyer") then used in the sense of "to knead dough with a wooden roller"; the participle is also found in "pain briƩ", a Norman speciality. The suffix -oche is added to the verb "brier" to designate the product. The root -- bhreg -- is of Germanic origin. Ok, so I'm feeling like I'm kneading my yarn with my wooden needles. A wonderful site by knitter and author, Nancy Marchant offers intstructions, patterns and attractive variations of the brioshe stitch. Check it out.
But I'm always ready to take on the challenge which in this case will probably be a swatch.
If you have trash for others to treasure, be sure to get it to the next meeting or contact Jo Morrison or diane Petersen. We are already putting our dimes away for the evnet in May.
It's spring training to ready for the Stitch and Pitch with the River Cats on April 25. Sandy Penly is collecting for the River Cats game.
Picture This! For our program in April, Bob Gouine will teach us how to photograph our work.