Does anyone else see the error in my calculations?
Janine Bajus instructed all of her students in her Introduction to Fair Isle Colorwork class at Madrona to take home 2 oz of Shetland yarn; since she calculated her hat pattern would take about 1 1/2 oz of yarn, we had more than enough allowance to finish the hat.
Clearly, what I failed to recognize was that colors used once in a repeat don’t require as much yarn as colors used for ten rows. Oh, if only I could wind those little balls again. Why did I take so much green, orange and red?
Now that I have run out of navy, Lance thinks I should just create a ribbing with either green or orange and call it good, rather than finishing the hat. I’ve been wearing this headband just about every day to tame my overgrown fuzz-head; it would be nice to have another, but I can’t bring myself to break the fair isle symmetry. Any suggestions?
This was a sight that made my heart go pitter-patter this evening: Sophie knitting in my chair while I was cooking dinner. She pulled out “her” knitting on her own and just sat down to work on a swatch she started several months ago. Who knows how or where inspiration will strike. When Lance arrived at home, he asked her what she was working on. “Something slippery with slippery needles,” she scoffed. Clearly, my six year old daughter has already learned to appreciate the handle of different yarns on various needles. Be still my heart.