first fair isle
It's been so long since I've learned something new, knitting or otherwise. And I'm one of those nerds that just kind of likes to learn...stuff. Well, I finally learned how to do Fair Isle. Last week I started a class at Wild Wools and we're working on the Kristin Nicholas pillow pattern from Vogue Knitting Holiday 2005. I'm so glad I taught myself how to knit continental so that I can do Fair Isle with both hands. I thought it might be too complicated at first, but I knit about 3 stitches using only the English method before I picked up the yarn with my left hand, too. There's so much to hold on to, it just made more sense. I think my tension is a little uneven, but I'm sure I'll get the hang of it. I can't believe it took me so long to jump on the Fair Isle bandwagon! It's fun --- and not nearly as hard as I thought it would be. I can see why people get addicted to it!