Monday, November 30, 2009

Fair Isle Frenzy

Suddenly, everyone at the shop seems to be knee deep in a color work project. Jenn is working on an intarsia bag out of 1824 wool - chosen because of the wonderful, rich, color range. Sorry, I don't have a picture of that one, you'll just have to come in to see it. The rest of us have been working on Fair Isle, or Stranded color projects. It is freakishly fun and addictive. Yeah, knitting is addictive anyway - but somehow this is grabbing my attention extra hard at the moment.

Here I am beginning one of Judy's Colors Christmas stockings. I plan to hang it this year - and make one for every family member, at the rate of one per year. This one is probably going to be mine.



Kelly picked out "Autumn Rose" by Eunny Yang. She then picked out all the colors from the big basket of Elemental Affects hand dyed shetland. The colors she chose are turing out a little cooler and richer. It is going to be lovely. As this is not a Christmas present, I am working on it as a reward in between other projects. It is that much fun.

Luann is knitting "Little Sven" by Cottage Creations - out of Heilo from Dale of Norway. Isn't that going to be adorable? It will be a child's pullover, worked from the bottom up.
Meg designed the "Traverse" hat and mitten set shown here. I love these! We had kits available during the shop hop last September, and there are just a few left - but you can also buy the pattern and yarn separately. The yarn used is Shepherd's Wool from Stonehedge Fibermill, a Michigan company.

If you've been thinking trying a stranded color work project, dive right in! We're here to help you.

1 comment:

Ragnar said...

That makes me homesick for my Ivy League vest!