Monday, July 12, 2004

Fair Isle Bag

I have not foresaken the Fair Isle Bag. I'm still working on it. I had a problem with the color of green that I was using, but I think that I have it taken care of. At first I was using Forest Green Heather but as I said it nearly disappeared into the Blue Mist. I went with a lighter green, Loden. After I got that taken care of, I ended up ripping out about ten rows after deciding that the yellow was way too bright in one section of the bag. I wasn't being a crazy perfectionist this time. Rob totally agreed with me. It was like the yellow just screamed LOOK AT ME!! and that was not what I was going for. Soooo Instead of using the Pastel Yellow, I am going to use Camel.

I casted on my Keyhole Tank Friday during my knitting group. I learned something from that experience. Never cast on while in the presence of good friends :) I couldn't stop chatting long enough to count past fifty stitches. I love love love getting together with those ladies. They are my only friends here. I tell them that they get a week's worth of my gibber jabber in a couple of hours. I don't know what I would do without them!

I don't have enough progress on either project to show, but I do have something else to bring for show and tell....

It's Hawkeye knitting! I was so excited when I saw it that I grabbed my camara and snapped a picture. I thought maybe you would get as much of a kick out of it as I did :) I'm not sure what he is working on. All I could tell was that he was knitting right handed with  a peachish color yarn, and he has a basket with several balls of yarn in his lap. He was doing a pretty good job too. He wasn't just pretending. I wish that I could have gotten a better picture.