Do you remember those lovely snowflakes by Robin Perfetti I made recently? Well, she's done it again! This time it's a beautiful square motif (and everyone knows I love squares!) which instantly appealed to me the moment I saw it.
Phew, I can't believe nearly a week has gone by since my last post! I haven't made loads of progress on the doily but ended up doing more wrist warmers for friends and also got my knitting out! Spring is in the air and I don't really knit in warm weather so I thought I should try to move on a bit with this cardigan I've had on the needles for some time already (and which some of you have seen before I'm sure!).
I started joining other ladies at the local wool shop on a Saturday and it's really nice to have a knit and a natter with like-minded people who enjoy talking about wool, and crochet, and colours, and other crafty endeavours.
As always, I have too many projects on the go and my previous Fair Isle cardigan was also a while in the making but that's ok. I get there eventually!
Flora Jacket designed by Alice Starmore
This looks kinda red and green from
a distance, doesn't it?
But what I love about Fair Isle is
the amazing mix of colours
which you can see better in the photo below.
There's purple and teal and orange
and green and cerise and different mixes
of sandy and pebbly colours.
This was the pattern and colours on my previous Fair Isle.
I've completed the 5th round. Those double rings don't always want to lie nicely next to each other. Lots of small rings on the next one… on the next two rounds in fact. I better get moving!
Round 1 : English Rose Dk
Round 2: Harvest Orange Med
Round 3: Violet/Pink Med
Round 4: Magenta Dk
Round 5: Coral Orange Med
I had started the 6th round but didn't like the colour. I'm madly trying to have a different colour for each round but they need to, hopefully!, still go together! Don't know yet how many rounds I'll have to keep this up for.
My wrist warmers proved popular with a couple of my friends. I adjusted the pattern to make smaller scallops which I think are more lacy and pretty.The red pair (which is not finished and not quite as red IRL) will be for me. I am enjoying wearing them.
Nearly done with the fifth round of Renulek's doily but saw this little heart on my travels and had to stop and tat it straight away. A new one for my collection. I like it. Quick to tat. And here's the link to the page where the pattern can be found. It's in Japanese but there are diagrams (click on the orange "pdf" button on the bottom right of the page which will take you to the pattern, scroll down, the pattern is on the third page!).