Things have settled down in my Etsy shop lately (phew), so I have been taking advantage of the lull to work on some "for fun" knitting projects. My officemate, Jassia, gave me some lovely dusty blue Debbie Bliss cashmerino yarn for a Christmas present, and I coincidentally had most of a whole skein of gray (also Debbie Bliss cashmerino!) left from a brain hat, so I decided I would put them together and try my hand at Fair Isle knitting. It is surprisingly easy! I am knitting the Fair Isle Hat from Lion Brand Yarn's free pattern database, and it is going quite quickly. I have finished row 13 of the pattern:
|Fair Isle hat - my first attempt at this technique!|
I am going to try to have this hat finished by the end of this coming weekend. I really like it! The yarn and the pattern are both gorgeous.
I also have quite a few pregnant lady friends (congratulations!), so I have been knitting baby gifts for them. I would post photos, but then it would spoil the surprise! I will just tell you that I have so much lavender, pink, and white yarn in my apartment, it looks like the Barbie aisle of a toy store after a bomb hit it.
And, last but not least, a bit of stitching...
I finished my first model sampler for Deb at The Stitching Bear, so as soon as it is published (March 4), I will post a lovely picture of it here! She is sending me another piece to work on soon - it is from her "God and Chocolate" collection. I can't wait to get started! It sounds delightful.
That is it for my quick update - I have a busy day in lab today and have class this afternoon, but I will be in touch! Thank you for stopping by!