Here is my progress so far on Dotty, the vest I am knitting for the Kaffe Fassett class at Rosie's:
The main yarn is actually more beige-based (the colorway is called Rose Quartz), and actually since this photo was taken I have finished another row of dots, in a teal blue shade. The pattern isn't hard per se, but there are many stitches (252!), and since it's my first time doing an actual garment using fair isle techniques, it's taking some getting used to on my part. I think once I have another couple of rows of dots finished, I'll have the rhythm of the thing. I'm not sure how much else I'll do before our class this coming Thursday, since right now I'm not convinced that I am doing the right size (but oh I hope I am, since do you know how many times I had to cast on those 252 stitches??). If you are dying to know that details of yarns I chose, etc., the info is here on Ravelry.
D could also stand for "Done," as in two projects that fall into that category! First up, I finally finished the sampler fairisle tam from the class I took with Beth Brown-Reinsel last month:
Here's the view from the top, where you can see the four different colors used, and my successful finishing of the "wheel" design which is apparently the mark of a tam.
In the photo to the right, Wishbone has graciously posed modeling the tam, so that you can see the front. (Please note the corrugated ribbing, which I just think is about the coolest thing ever to learn to do.)
This was a fun project, and a good start for fairisle knitting, at least for me. I also realized that it may be the right size for a baby, so in the end, it may someday become a baby gift ...
Here are the details:
Pattern: Fair Isle Tam, by Beth Brown-Reinsel (handout for a class)
Needles: Size 5 US, circular (16 inches) and double points
Yarns: Brown Sheep Nature Spun in colors Shamrock Green, Bamboo, Bougainvilles, and China Blue
Started: January 26, 2008
Finished: February 132, 2008