Well tonight’s the night we get to the starting line here in Folsom at 6pm.
I have wanted to make this particular sweater by Alice Starmore since I purchased this book from Matthew Wright who used to own The Yarn Garden in San Francisco in 1996.
This will be my first attempt at Fair Isle since a disaster in 1976. My guage in that pattern was too tight and I also used to knit very tight so the v neck all over Fair Isle vest fitted a large teddy bear instead!
This sweater is knit in the round so there is absolutely no way I will have this completed in the two and a half weeks we are allowed to spend working on the projects. All I am hoping for is to have the Fair Isle border completed and perhaps be part way up the textured part of the body.
Have to admit to being very excited but also a little nervous – have I taken on more than I can do . But while I do have a couple of WIP on needles that well and truly qualify for that event, I decided that I need to branch out and learn another technique this year.