Sunday, October 23, 2011

Polka Dots!

I abandoned this sweater a few months back because I momentarily lost my interest in knitting.  And although the weather is still Summer warm, my creative process has decided that it is time for Fall knitting.  By the time I finish this springy green polka dot sweater, the season may render it ridiculous.  Is November too Fall/Winter for polka dots?  And do I really care?

Bud by Martin Storey
This is my very first Fair Isle knitting project.  Now, I probably should have started with something a bit more simple, like stripes, or a small portion of intarsia at the cuffs or neckline.  But no, I decided polka dots from cuff to collar was the way to go.  

Granted, it is easy to see if I am going wrong, but I keep forgetting to change the color pattern on the wrong side of my work until I get almost all the way across the row and have to work backwards – frustration!  And I am not looking forward to weaving in all of the yarn ends.  But so far, I am pleased with my progress.

So that is what I am up to.  And I have a new Vintage Vogue dress on the sewing table, but I am finding my knitting needles a bit more interesting these days . . .  I wonder which I will finish first? 

1 comment:

  1. I also have a jumper thats been on the go for a while. It is black and red stripes for the man of mine, a replica of Dennis the menis. A comic strip character. I adore the shade of green you have chosen.