I think this will be a cool exercise in knitting fair isle and using small dpns. Anyone up for this? I think it's not quite as scary/complicated at it looks. I have gotten through the ribbing and a couple rows into pattern.
Well, ok then. I suppose I should finish mine too... but I need a break from felted clogs!
I started, but not really with the colors I wanted. I wanted to use some fingerweight wool in teal blue with pine green for the pattern but the LYS didn't have anything like that so I ended up getting this washable wool/cashmere blend that I think is OK. I'm not sure how I feel about the colors. The red is a LOT darker than it appears on my photo (thank you, camera flash). It is hard to see the pattern sometimes. I guess I should have thought of that...
Once I have done the K1P1 cuff and gotten to the pattern it has gotten easier - bigger dpn's and no purling. I am on the first chart and so far/so good! I have read through the whole pattern and there is a lot around the thumb that I don't understand yet, hopefully it will make sense when I get there. I also don't know what it means to know how to increase/decrease in pattern, but there are instructions on her site so I am counting on taking some scrap yarn and making sure I know what I am doing when I get there..
I'm going to keep talking to myself on this thread and if anyone wants to comment, feel free, even if you don't want to join me in knitting this. I am hoping someone will join me though!
I am frustrated. The knitting is going fine (so far) but I don't like my colors!! I tried to take a picture that really shows this but I can't figure out how to turn off the damn flash on my camera! The problem is the combo is too dark and I cannot see the pattern hardly at all, even under the bright light of my craft lamp. It does NOT look like this picture. I think I might go back to the LYS shop today and see if they have a light ice blue and frog back down to the cuff and start again. I think that might look nice....
Here's the pic so far, even though it does NOT really look like this. If it did, I'd keep going.