Hi Shelagh, An update on the knitting that I have on the needles at the moment. I'm working on 3 large projects and, surprisingly, they are all proceeding pretty well at the moment. First up, a fairisle cardigan for Allan:
It is Bridgeport by Todd Gocken from The Knitter magazine issue 40:
It is knitted in the round and the blue and grey stripe you can see in my photo is the steeking line/s. I am knitting it in the recommended yarn and colours as Allan liked the combination and I wasn't brave enough to play with colour (!) - Rennie 4 ply in Oyster and Atlantic Spray. It is my first fairisle knit and, obviously, first steeked project. I'm nervous about that, but also happy enough to cut away when I get there. I'm enjoying the knitting although only manage somewhere around 5 rows a night.
Here is a close up:
Second up, is Rothko from The Knitter Issue 36:
The Rowan Felted Tweed is gorgeous - soft, lovely charcoal heathered colourway. The Kid Silk Haze colours do not show up very clearly - the "red" is actually a deep pink and the "white" a pretty light pink. They work really well with the Felted Tweed and create an interesting coloured pane effect while still being an easy knit. Another photo, this time of the front from the back with the ends of the yarn still to be finished:
Lastly, The Long Line Gilet from Debbie Bliss in her yarn Glen. It is a heathered pink which again creates a lovely fabric. I really like the Long Line Gilet - it really suits our Melbourne weather of needing lots of layers in winter. I've finished the back already and had it done in less than a week - very fast for me:
I've folded the back here to get a photo that looks ok on the iPhone. I think it will be a flattering look for me, especially with the blacks I wear in winter.
What's on your needles at the moment?