Happy Wednesday! I’m checking in mid-week and hoping you’re all doing well. The temperatures this week are warmer and some of the lovely autumn color is fading. Still it’s been a good week so far.
On the needles . . . This week, and last, I’ve been working on leg warmers from the book, The Very Easy Guide to Fair Isle Knitting by Lynne Watterson. (Here’s the Ravelry pattern link.) The book has 28 lessons on fair isle basics and 11 patterns to illustrate different stitch patterns. Fair Isle is something I have only just a bit of experience with, so I’m looking at this project as a way to improve my skill. The first cast-on was done in the round, but keeping the floats consistent and making jogless stripes was beyond my patience level. I frogged and started again knitting them flat and all is going much better. I try hard to avoid seaming knitted items, but in this case I’m pretty sure it’s for the best. The yarn is Rowan Felted Tweed in the clay, camel, rage and mineral colorways. Since the photo above, I’ve finished the colorwork and started the top rib on the first of the pair.
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The Kids are coming for a visit next week and I can’t wait to have everyone here. A bit of sorting and organizing needs to be done in the craft room so Little Miss will have a place to sleep.
I hope you’re enjoying your week and making progress on your projects.