Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Happy 4th of July

I hope everyone is enjoying a safe and happy 4th of July.

I have been doing a little knitting the last few days and here is photographic proof:



A baby gift. I t is just a simple garter stitch blanket knit on the bias. I am using a crazy scarf yarn that I wouldn't ordinarily use, but it was so soft and I fell in love with the colors. Also it is super bulky, so I thought this would be a quick, fast and in a hurry baby gift...until I got sidetracked by this:



This is my first real attempt at fair isle and OMG I am having so much fun with it. I have been afraid of it until now and I just decided to quit being such a baby and do it. Before I finish the pattern I am going to have to face another of my demons, DPNs!!! (gasp) I hope my enthusiasm for the finished project wins out over my fear of DPNs.

3 comments:

Marianne said...

The baby blankie is sweet.
Yay for you and the FI! It IS fun! So...what is it?
dpns? fear? those silly little pointy sticks? nah, be fearless!

Julie said...

I love the baby blanket!

I've not yet done any fair isle knitting, but will some day I'm sure. As for the dpn's - just remember that youar are still just knitting with 2 at a time; the others are just hanging out waiting their turn :)

Eric said...

Yes, what Marianne said, What is it? It looks amazing so far. I'm sure the dpns will be no prob.