Saturday, December 11, 2010

Fair Isle We're Having

I can be described as a knitter in the same way I can be described as a seamstress, a baker, a pianist, a crocheter, an artist...  I have a lot of interests, and am more of a dabbler than an accomplisher.  I have a hard time sitting tight with one project/technique/area of interest for too long until another project/technique/area of interest catches my eye.  The result is novice talent in many areas and true mastery in very few.  (This is frustrating for me, but I'm not here to complain.)

But some things I come back to more often than others.  Knitting seems to be one of them.  I'm really not a very accomplished knitter and have completed maybe two (2) knitting projects total; even so, I often find myself hankerin' for some yarn and needles and browsing for a fantastical new pattern to try.  Since breaching the flat/round barrier last year when I knit my first hat for Tony, things knit in the round have been calling for my attention.

Anyway, blah blah blah, this is a lot of words to say "here are some things I love and want to try."

Seriously, these are tops on my list of things I want to make.  Hard to tell in the picture, but they're mittens featuring the first line of the poem "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day."  Via nanetteb.

I am totally digging the slouchy hat style.  Via FatCatKnits.

Give love to this Dia de los Muertos pattern.  Via Erssie Major.

Classic ear-flappy goodness.  Via Julia Leeman.

Lately, Fair Isle has been making me all warm and happy inside.  My grandma immigrated from Norway and her awesome hands knit all kinds of Fair Isle things, and I think I want to get back to my roots or something.  So I'm TRYING really HARD to control the urge to rush out for new yarn and get to work on yet another project, especially with Christmas creeping up so quick and not to mention ALL THE OTHER PROJECTS I HAVE GOING and haven't finished.  Maybe after Christmas.  

In the meantime, I really think someone should buy me these socks.  Really.  Really.

Like, truly.  I know they're expensive, but they're calling to me.  If any of you happen to have a rich uncle or a really giving friend or family member, you can tell them you'll donate them to charity and then send 'em on over to me.  It would be charitable, and I would live peacefully for the rest of forever with those babies hugging my legs.

1 comment:

  1. oh my goodness the carol mittens are aHM_AZING!!
    i love them that much.