first FO of 2016 & some yarny resolutions!

Happy happy new year!  I hope you all had a great holiday season and are off to a great start in 2016!

The FO:

It took less than a month to complete this (but still longer than I thought).  It’s Purl Soho’s No-Purl Ribbed Scarf, which was really fun to make, and as you can guess by the title there are no purl stitches!  I used 3 whole skeins of Malabrigo Rios (worsted, 100% merino) in the 850 Archangel colorway:


The scarf is over 6″ long and SUPER cushy, thanks to the luxurious yarn in combination with the textured stitch.

Question though.  This looks like brioche knitting, which I haven’t tried before.  I know it’s not, but how can you tell the difference just by looking?

The yarny resolutions:

  • I will try REALLY really hard not to buy more yarn until I basically run out (or unless someone asks me to make something specific for them that I don’t already have yarn for); my stash is ridiculously huge and there’s more yarn on the way from online post-Christmas sales.  Chris is concerned that I’ll need another piece of furniture to hold it all, and I’m already taking up a small desk and the bottom of a small hutch.  Maybe I should resolve to find a cheap large secondhand dresser or armoire…  Anyone know of a good place to look?  Maybe Ikea…
  • I’m going to create & write up some crochet patterns (ideas include a convertible hat, more zippered clutches, 3 different kinds of cowls, a pillow in the shape of a beloved anime character, and one idea that nobody’s ever made before as far as I know; I can’t wait to share with you)!
  • I want to make more FOs this year than my 24 of 2015, even if it’s just by 1!
  • This year I’ll make Christmas projects GALORE.  For realizes, all my family & friends will be getting some cool crocheted items, and I’m gonna start as early as seems reasonable… maybe August?  Ugh, that already seems to early…

Did you make any crafty resolutions?  What are yours?

Thanks for stopping by, see you soon!


  1. Great yarny resolutions! I’m working on finishing some UFO’s this year. And, check Craig’s List for furniture.


  2. It is really, really pretty, but I don’t think it looks like brioche.


  3. Beautiful scarf you made. I decided that I will have to finish 10 projects before buying new yarn. I just new years-weighted my stash and I have 5 kg more than last year (where I also decided not to buy anymore…)


  4. Really pretty.
    One of my craft resolution this year is just like yours. Try hard for not buying new yarns :D. Wish me luck,


  5. What is FO?


  6. Love the scarf. It really looks really cushy and warm. I have no idea what brioche is, but I love the idea of no purling 🙂 I have lots of crafty resolutions. Here is to wishing that all of them get fulfilled for everyone 🙂



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