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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Fair Isle foto


My first Fair Isle!

I had forgotten how much fun this is....although I didn't have near as much done as I had thought! (Thank goodness I didn't pick this as my UFOlympic challenge.) I haven't touched this since December, when I started Mom's textured sweater. I really thought I had finished two repeats of the pattern, but there is only one done.

Emy must have gone into my sewing room, gotten into the sealed rubbermaid container, unzipped the blanket storage bag and then carefully unknit a whole repeat of the pattern. Then she must have rolled the yarn back into nice neat balls (I didn't know that she knew how to use the ball winder!). Yup, that's what must have happened......Gosh, she's a clever kitty!

I also had forgotten how long it takes to do one round of this thing - I sat there for quite a while last night and only finished 3 rounds. Oh well, it'll be ready for next winter. I'm steeking it for a cardigan as a wool pullover is so not necessary in Texas.

The shetland wool (Jamieson & Smith, baby!) is a bit rough on the hands - I may actually have to take a break every now and then and try to work on my Tina shawl. (that's an excuse to have multiple projects going, you know)

I'm going to get a woolly board (sweater blocker) for this ; Marina gave me the names of several places to shop for one. I think it will look much nicer properly blocked.

The shell sock is growing too - I'm on the third repeat of the lace pattern. I'd like to have the pair finished by next week so I can send them out in time for my MIL's birthday. (I don't count socks as a multiple project thing - there is always a pair on the needles.)

My solution for second sock syndrome? When I finish the first sock I immediately cast on the second one and do a few rounds of the cuff. Once I've started there's no problem with continuing.

4 Comments:

Blogger Lorraine The Knitting Hammy said...

Oooh- what lovely designs- I love your red sweater and your Fair Isle is just gorgeous- and kindred spirit!

5:46 PM  
Blogger trek said...

Saw you in the Q&A over at WendyKnits. You could send your bits of leftover sock yarn to Major Knitter - she's using it for a project that is going to donate loads to charity.

10:18 PM  
Blogger Marina said...

Fair Isle Rulez!

Deb, http://chappysmom.typepad.com/bookworm/2006/03/bonanza.html bought the same woolly board that I have.

6:02 AM  
Anonymous mimsie said...

Nice!! I really like the colors.

6:52 PM  

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