I am in overdrive this week. I actually managed to knit three - yes three -felted bags this weekend! I am so proud of myself - the self restraint that I have been able to pull out of my *ss is astonishing. I have managed to not knit a single thing for myself in a month. That's got to be a record.
Yes I was told it couldn't be done - but I think I may actually finish my Christmas knitting before Christmas! (Yeah - I know I just jinxed mysefl by saying that) I really only have half a lace scarf and half a sock left to finish. Oh and the stuffed hedgehog.... and a hat for my FIL... ok - I'll shut up now :)
Last night - I met up with the knit nite gals and started on my first fair isle project - a hat for my BIL. I tell ya - I had built up the concept so much in my head that I was actually scared to try it. When I finally took the plunge - it was so easy! If there is anyone out there who has yet to try fair isle knitting or any kind of colorwork - I assure you - if I can do it - you can do it.
I nearly finished that hat yesterday and I was knitting in between browsing books, noshing and general fooling around... so that's saying something! By the end of the evening - I was able to knit without even really looking at the different colors anymore - I just knew where they were in my hands. After only 3 hours people!
I actually just made up the pattern as I went along - I used three different colors (although only 2 at any one time) and I think it looks fabulous! I will post a pic - but not quite yet - I still need to weave in the ends etc. before it's big reveal.
I know it sounds silly to be this proud of learning one silly technique - but for some reason I had it in my head that this was going to be a lot harder than it was. Has anyone else done this with something that turned out to be easy peasy?
Anway - we put up our tree this weekend too - Christmas is coming! I may be getting close with my knitting - but the shopping - not so much. I hate crowds. Online shopping - here I come!