Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Fair Isle: First Try

So, I posted earlier about trying out the Magic Loop method yesterday.  Well, I decided to try another technique today.  (Mr. Hubs is on leave right now, so we're pretty much being bums...  We have plenty of time on our hands right now.)

I thought about trying to do some color work, since I haven't really tried yet.  I tried intarsia first with a simple wrist warmer pattern from the Stitch 'N Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook.  But...  I got frustrated.  After restarting the little thing, oh, about three times, I decided to quit.  I browsed more patterns trying to find something else to start (not color work,) and decided I really wanted to try again.  I would not give up!  heh.  I decided to try fair isle instead, since it seemed easier, and chose a different picture chart.

And it was easier, I guess.  Annoying a bit, but easier.  However, I must have pulled the floating yarn strands in the back too tight, because the wrist warmer puckered a little bit.  It came out super small.  It was supposed to be for me, but it ended up fitting Miss Dainty.  So, at least she was happy. 

I'm happy, too.  That I at least tried fair isle, even if I didn't love it.  Hopefully, I'll get the intarsia thing more easily next time.  =)

1 comment:

My Captivating Images said...

Well it is cute on Miss Dainty! :)