April 11, 2010
Not so scary after all!
Thanks to the Socks Revived Design contest, I have been inspired to try fair isle. That may not seem like such a big deal, but I have been wanting to learn how to do fair isle for years. I have a smart little collection of pattern books that have been gathering dust on the shelf. I thumb through them now and again; but I have always thought that fair isle would be too intrinsically complicated and require too much time in a class or with a knitting instructor. But no. It's easy! No knitting class required. Although I don't expect to meet the sock design deadline--maybe one done and the pattern, but not a pair to boast about--I decided to listen to the yarn and see what happens. And, voila, my first fair isle sock is born! My 13-year old informed me yesterday that I am obsessed and need an intervention. Ha, ha.