In honor of the nation's threat level going to orange, I finished my Phildar Copacabana sweater. Or, if you like, in honor of the 49ers winning their first road game ALL SEASON-in overtime no less, I finished a sweater. Okay, because I'm on an extended vacation I've got the time to finish a sweater. Besides, my sister can't be the only one finishing stuff! We may be "older" but not yet "mature"!!
I'm ready for the Copa!
Having a lay down.
I've also come across (or re-come across) Flor's blog. She's got the most incredible fair isle charts that she's created, and shares them on her blog. I've done little to no fair isle, but when I overdyed some sock yarn remnants I thought fair isle was worth a try. Flor's blog was one step in the inspiration for these socks. Take a look at the beautiful work she does. I believe the chart for these Koolaid socks came from Sarah's fabulous website, she's an incredible fiber artist and has an excellent index of free patterns,knitting stitches and color charts. I'll double check the origin of the fair isle pattern I used when I return home, can't remember since it's been about a year since I made them. You can probably guess by the length of elapsed time that fair isle isn't my favorite technique, socks and hats seem to be the level of my patience. I can't imagine how Wendy does it! She's a star(more)...