I've totally failed to successfully knit a Fair Isle project. Carrying the yarn in the back (floats?) kicks my butt. I just can't seem to get the gauge of the little thing! It's either sloppy-too-loose, or it's too tight and warps the knitting after a few rows. Oy.
Our 4-Day Madrona Winter Retreat here in the Pacific NW (like a Stitches 4-Day event) has a 6-hrs class called Stranding Techniques for Color Knitting on Sunday Feb 19. Registration opens on Nov 15, no designated time...but in the past, I've been totally unsuccessful in scoring a class that I need and want. It's like one million ladies sit ON THEIR LAPTOP starting at midnight of the 15th...and keep refreshing their screen every minute or so...and as soon as that registration button appears...WHOOSH...all the classes are glommed. It is so discouraging.
But I will try to get into that class. I need it!