Thursday, April 19, 2007

Pattern arrived!

Yay! My pattern arrived too - yesterday! I was so excited that I had to start immediately. Swatch? What's that? And I've completed the first glove up to row 15 of the big star on the back of the hand. It fits great and is looking really cool. I'm using Opal self patterning yarn for the main pattern colour (MC) and didn't like the black and white bit, so I've been throwing three different yarns across a row. I'll take some pics tomorrow to show you all.
I was knitting on the beach (the weather has been glorious!) and my dog decided to lie on the pattern and tore a hole in it! Fortunately it's only a small hole and I can still read it.

I ADORE fairisle knitting - having been knitting lace lately (for ISE4) - knitting these gloves feels like coming home. I love counting the pattern out in my head (two, three, three, one etc) and then seeing the pattern emerge as I'm going. I love knitting ganseys for the same reason.

Great pattern. I moaned about the expense - but, really, it IS a lovely pattern to knit.

3 comments:

terri said...

my pattern came on wednesday too!!! Just trying to decide which yarn to use now:-) Can't wait to see piccies Terri!

Michaela said...

What? Your pattern only arrived yesterday and you're already that far up? I must be a very slow knitter indeed as mine seems to be growing at a snail's pace. Looking forward to seeing pictures of the yarn. I started a gansey once, stupidly in variegated yarn so the pattern doesn't show at all. Gave that up as a bad idea!

Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

I'm looking forward to seeing your pictures. It sounds like you are making great progress!