November 21, 2005


Just so I can hold up my head with dignity at the Ferals meeting tonight, over the weekend I began the Floral Fair Isle gloves. If I've indulged my startitis at the same time, who can blame me?


I've chosen to replace the corrugated rib at the cuff with a solid ribbing. I think the result appears less busy. The dark blue color is Knight, a Yorkshire Tweed 4-ply color. I love deep indigo blues, and this one is enlivened with little flecks of red, green, and golden brown -- I about can't take my eyes off it, it is so deep and complex. The medium shade of blue is Oceanic, another color in the Yorkshire Tweed 4-ply line. The light blue is Skye, one of the Rowan Scottish Tweed colors. (I've knitted only two rounds so far with the light blue so it is right at the top of the needles, not outstandingly visible in this photo.)

The Floral Fair Isle gloves are the current knit-along project for the Feral Knitters, and the free pattern can be downloaded from the website.

Posted by Karen at November 21, 2005 01:53 PM

Mommy! We should see A Christmas Carol this year!!! Please?

Posted by: DD#1 at November 22, 2005 09:08 AM

Karen: Deep indigo blue and cobalt blue are my favorite shades too! Can't wait to see your gloves when you're done!

DD#1 is correct - you SHOULD see Christmas Carol.

Posted by: Jewel at November 22, 2005 11:51 AM

Oh, I know we should! And I always cry when the Ghost of Christmas Past takes Scrooge back to the time when he was young and in love. Dickens is quite the storyteller. Okay, DD#1, can you score us some tickets?

Posted by: Karen at November 22, 2005 03:42 PM

nice colors! my dd and i have a christmas tradition, every year we go to see the nutcracker, go shopping and have dinner. both of our birthdays are in december, so it's extra special. i'm glad that at nearly 17, she still enjoys going with me :-)

Posted by: vanessa at November 23, 2005 09:01 PM