Time is flying by don't you think, I see myself whipping through my agenda pages, making bookings well into November, where did this year go?
I have been busy this week, I have a FO for Friday this week - YEAH!! More about that on, well, Friday..... :-D
Jas is away at an Astronomy camp this week, how cool is that, why didn't we do such cool things at school? At the end of the week our fall holidays start for 3 weeks, so less stress, at least for a little while :-)
Back to my WIPs for this week.
I got some wool (Drops - Karisma) for a pullover for hubby, in the colour off-white, he didn't really like the colour so I thought I would use it to knit up some socks Fair Isle style. So far so good, am at the heel of the first sock and I must admit I am loving this project, besides the fact that I did the pattern section upsidedown LOL!! I began the sock by tying off the colours I didn't need for a while, but I ended up with so many threads to sew in at the end, I am kinda dreading the finishing process. Half way through I decided enough is enough and started to carry the threads. Strangely enough, even though there was a lot of twisting going on at the beginning of each row, the sock looks better on the outside - more seamless (does that make sense?) and seems to have a better tension than when I tied off each colour. A question to all you hard core Fair Isle knitters out there, do you continue to carry your thread all the way up, or do you tie off each colour when it is not being used for a section? What is the "Right" way to do it?
My second WIP for this week is another Fair Isle project. This time a Jumper for Jas.
After managing to finish the pullover I made for Kayla in 8 days (more on Friday) to drop needle size and wool thickness is such a bother! Needless to say, I am still struggling to get through the 7cm of ribbing, I know it all gets easier after that but I need some motivation! It also doesn't help that it starts off in the same colour as my FO :-( Anyway, I am sure I will move forward on this project at some point during the week.
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I have also opened a Marigolds' Loft Group on Facebook and hope you will come past. There will be a great Give-Away as an opening celebration for Group members happening within the next couple of days.
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