Anyway, Lisa was there (she is the owner who has been helping me with my first fair-isle project, started in a class she taught in February 2008), which was a nice surprise, not just because I hadn't seen her for a while, but also because I could ask her about her availability to help me
Yes ladies, gentlemen, and children of all ages - prepare yourself - the knitting of the body of Dotty has been completed, and the ends woven in!
The Garden Kitty approves.
I hope once I get it finished, I can get a picture of it with better yarn background color - it's not as "pink" as it looks in most of the pictures I've been able to get. But I'm very pleased so far with how it looks, and hope that I haven't done anything that will make cutting steeks problematic (or more problematic than even thinking about doing that!).
So keep a good thought for me on Tuesday, August 18, which at the moment will be "S-Day at Rosie's" ...
So will I take a break from fair isle, even if Dotty turns out just the way I want it to look? Apparently not. Because Lorraine invited me, I've signed myself up for another fair isle project - a Dales sweater knitalong on Ravelry, that will begin in January. It seemed like a good idea at the time ... of course, if I can't save up the money to buy the kit of yarn, it will all be a moot point. But I thought it might be fun, and even though I'm new to fair isle, it is a lot of fun to see what happens as you are knitting.
Stay tuned. 'Cause there's still plenty of time for a lot of things to change ...