So I have the sweetest husband in the world. I got on the phone with my friend and plopped down in my knitting chair and glanced over and saw the above (well the letter wasn't opened) but my husband had left me a love note in the middle of my knitting. So sweet!!!
So as you can see I have been knitting the Tomato from No Sheep for You. I actually had finished knitting it and was getting ready to do the ribbing for the neck and I couldn't figure out how to make it a square neck. I was at knitting group so I asked for an opinion. It was super tight as well but I was just going to finish it and then give it to someone or wait to get skinnier. So finally Judy the yarn shop owner read it over and over until we figured out I had forgot to add the stitches for the bottom of the neck when I joined it in the round. That is a lot of stitches that I missed. So I had to rip it back to there. Craziness!! Then of course I got married and all that and didn't get much knitting time but now we are zooming right along again.
So here is a better picture of my progress.
I am using Rowan Calmer and I LOVE THIS YARN!! I am getting so many wonderful comments on it as well.
This is my first attempt at fair isle and I love it. The first time I knit this sweater I just did it with one hand and had to keep unwinding it. But this time I learned to do it with two hands. It is much better that way. I love it!!!
So here is what the back and the front of the color work look like. I'd say it looks pretty good even from the back for my first attempt.
I am also working on some Monkey Socks for my travel knitting. They are slow going but I do love the pattern. Okay time to go play on ravelry. Come find me. I'm pinkknitting.