A Belated Birthday Gift
This was a belated birthday gift. To myself. Unless you count the day I ordered it as having been “gifted”. Then it would be an early birthday gift!
My Belated Birthday Gift To Myself
Recently, I decided to try my hand at designing Fair Isle swatches of fabric. There were only a couple of problems with this.
First, I realized I wasn’t very good at “mixing” colors using this method.
It’s very different than combining colors for multi-color sweaters and scarves and shawls. So, I realized I needed some help with choosing colors and motifs. I asked for recommendations on Facebook and on Zoom meetups. This was the most recommended book that appealed to me.
And my second problem is that I didn’t really have a lot of “Fair-Isle-appropriate” yarn. So I ordered some while I was placing my book order!
Happy Belated Birthday to Me!
I’ll discuss why I’m doing this in future blog entry.
Making great headway on the Knowledge is Key Shawl by Michael Greene.
I’ve made it to the second section of mosaic knitting. My relatively short needle is holding over 300 stitches now, so it’s difficult to photograph, but it’s looking fantastic.