Friday, January 20, 2006

New Tricks!

I'm learning all kinds of new tricks these days!

See? Here is the beginning of my first fair isle project :) I'm considerably further than when I took these photos - I've been a bit preoccupied and haven't been the best at updating my blog :P

Anyhow, I think I'm addicted. I'm knitting two-handed (ha ha) meaning, I'm knitting with the main color in one hand and the contrast color in the other. The knitting seems to be moving along smoothly, with no puckering or pinching. We'll see how it comes out at the end. Some of the stitches aren't terribly defined - I'm not sure if it's because my tension is a little wonky or if it's because I'm knitting fingering wt yarn on US3s (I started on 4s to try to hit gauge, but things looked way too loose). The hat seems to fit (yes, I tried it on and it looked more like a hairband) but it might make the skulls look a little weird - there's plenty of stretch in the fabric, but because I'm on needles a little larger than recommended for the yarn, the floats might show thru when stretched.

Lookie Lookie! Another Finished Object! Isn't it lovely? :) In addition to learning how to knit fair isle, I learned how to install a faucet. Much mumbling, cursing, grumbling and chocolate later, it is happily installed with no leaks - and it works wonderfully! It's such an improvement over the el cheapo faucet that originally came with the house!


Luscious Gracious said...

Awesome faucet. And the two-fisted knitting ain't bad, neither. I am sooooo happy to see another Fair Isle convert, and can't wait to see you again. Really, nice faucet. Remind me to tell you about our plumbing disaster this weekend. What's in the Valley water supply?

Aushiker said...

Very impressive plumbing Steph :-)