Ambidextrous? I Think Not.

November 18, 2013

Just before I finished the second of K’s socks, I succumbed to the lure of my next project: the Diamonds Are Faux-Ever cowl.  It’s a Fair Isle style, knit with two yarns, one of which changes color, giving the illusion that you’re knitting with more than two.

fair isle style cowl

I modified the pattern slightly, starting with the solid green [Cascade 220 Superwash in Shire] rather than the multi-colored [Liberty Wool in Neon Parade].

This is my first attempt at Fair Isle so to save time switching between the two yarns, I’ve starting holding the yarns in separate hands. It took multiple attempts to find a “wrap” for my left hand that was the right blend of snugness without being constricting. I doubt I’ll make the switch to Continental style, but it’s fun to try something new.

As you can see, M’s basketball season is starting — at least, the practice part — just as the football season is winding down. Knitting in a gym is much easier and enjoyable than knitting outdoors in the chill and dark of November. Of course, K’s hockey season will start soon and knitting at an ice rink is — if you’ll pardon the expression — a whole different ball game.

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