Posts Tagged ‘Fair Isle’

Pop! Goes the Fair Isle

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Tonight was the second night of our Fair Isle class, so rhymeswithfun and I stopped at POP! for some delicious eats before heading back down the street to Crafty Planet.

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Delicious Chicken Satay Salad anyone?  Or perhaps some yummy Pasta B?

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My hat is coming along well, although I really hope Gretchen (our awesome teacher) is right about it settling down some once I block it.  I was a bit tight with my stitches in the beginning, but I think I’ve finally got the tension thing a little more under control.  About time, I say.  Look at those ripples!

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I have a about 8 rows left before I block it and then I’m done!!

Any Guesses?

Friday, February 6th, 2009

I changed the Fair Isle motif we were given for class a bit.  And by a bit, I mean I completely redesigned it.

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Any ideas what it might be?

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Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Rhymeswithfun and I had a great night last night.  We started off our evening with a delicious dinner at Snap! They have the cutest lights and quite tasty pizza.

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Afterward, we headed up the street to Crafty Planet for our first night of Fair Isle class.  We had the choice of leg warmers or a hat.  Both of us decided to go the hat route and to design our own patterns.  Here’s what I have so far:

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I’m really glad I forced myself to learn how to knit continental last year since that makes knitting with yarn in both hands sooo much easier.  Now to just get that whole “tension” thing under control…