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DollyC
03-17-2009, 06:28 PM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_lOHLZFa7YOw/Sb7f5-Ae4kI/AAAAAAAAAjg/-Ys-lbHcybc/s400/Jonh%27s+Fair++Isle+IMGP3979.jpg

John is one of my sons, gente, a lovely person- and that is not only his mother talking :)
And for him I am knitting this 3 colours (navy, magnolia, maize) lovely pattern cardigan.
This is only the begining, and perhaps worries me a bit...
but thinking of quiting? NEVER! (here talks a Taurus female haha)
The truth is I didn' t think was going to be this hard.

http://mrsknitaddict.blogspot.com/

But to make things easier, in the evenings I knit easier pieces- to recover myself of those few hours a day of pain.:woot:
Well is the fun of knitting....or am I a masoquist?

Kisses to everyone:muah:
Dolly

GirlChris
03-17-2009, 07:50 PM
Looks like you've got a great start at it. You sound just like me. I am always thinking "what the heck did I get myself into?" and then I go and do it again on the next project. LOL Maybe it's a Taurus thing ;) My husband doesn't get it and is always trying to keep me from the way I torment myself "can't you just buy a cake this time" or whatever but the truth is I must enjoy the torture whether it's knitting, baking, I just want to do more than I know how to do.

Slim
03-18-2009, 07:02 AM
I agree, it's the projects that are the hardest that I enjoy the most in the end. It's going to be beautiful, and I'm sure he'll treasure it.

dustinac
03-18-2009, 08:42 AM
I can't wait to see it, that is going to be very pretty :thumbsup:

margz3
03-18-2009, 08:48 AM
It sure looks like it's going to be gorgeous! Can't wait to see the FO! :)

WandaT
03-18-2009, 09:39 AM
Wow! Quite an undertaking there ... It will look amazing though!!

OffJumpsJack
03-18-2009, 10:34 AM
Perhaps it is not so much the pain or frustration of the struggle, but more the exhilaration from successfully completing such beautiful and challenging work.

If you hike a flat, easy trail you miss the beautiful vistas of the summits that are a challenge to reach.

:eyebrow2: Did I just type that?

ArtLady1981
03-18-2009, 11:48 AM
Oooooo, this one is gonna be A GREAT!!!!

MerigoldinWA
03-18-2009, 09:33 PM
Looking good!! Keep at it.

DollyC
03-19-2009, 02:11 PM
Yes, keeps rolling up and up, a few rows at the time, just what you all said.
Thanks for your encouragement, I need it.
Kisses to all,
Dolly

this is the way is now....

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_lOHLZFa7YOw/ScKMoN_AWII/AAAAAAAAAjw/R2FLRJ3oKNQ/s400/more+on+John%27+s+sweater.jpg

valentina
03-20-2009, 05:29 AM
Looks great! I can't wait to see it done!

KnittingNat
03-20-2009, 05:46 AM
I think it looks gorgeous!!! Are you knitting FI back and forth? Or steeking?

DollyC
03-20-2009, 08:07 PM
Back and forth, KnittingNat. Is a cardigan, opens in the front ( zip is in my mind)
The fairisle is more like a border, not and overall design.
Wish me luck
A kiss,
Dolly