yai_ann (yai_ann) wrote,

yaiAnn knits, now in color!

It's about time I tell ya. I bought those Bea Ellis kits over a year ago, joined the Stranded KAL last year when it was known as the Norweigian Knits along and didn't knit a single thing. I most likely had a mental block on it all, but low and behold. Folks, yaiAnn now knits in color!


I'm not sure what was holding me back. It could have been my fear that my English knitting wouldn't ever come back to me forcing me to be a one-handed colorworker. It could have been my fear in having the project looking completely ugly and amateurish. Or it could have been the fear that once I start doing colorwork, I'd be addicted to it and never go back to socks (yeah, right -- about the sock part). But the addicted part, no, don't think so. This here is just a case of startitis (do you really believe that one too?). Okay, well maybe I do have startitis, but that we can blame on Knitting Nature.


Pattern: Candy Cane hat, Handknit Holidays
Yarn: Louisa Harding Grace, 1 skein - color 7, 1 skein - color 9
Needles: Addi Turbo 16" US 7
Started: December 13, 2006
Finished: December 14, 2006
Recipient: m.Dub

I have this pattern to thank for giving me the push into colorwork. A very simple stranded pattern that my right hand used to knitting again. Thank you! The yarn, so soft, and the colors, so pretty. These might be my two favorite colors of this yarn. Bad news is that if you handle it too much, it starts to fuzz up a little and show a halo. BUT it doesn't loose it's sheen. And of course I must show you its guts, which I actually like better than the right side of the hat.

Next to be shown off, B's Bea Ellis hat and and currently on the needles, Eunny's Endpaper Mitts. But yes, the Knitting Nature Holidays will continue. But I first must chip away at that darned list. Enjoy your weekend everyone!
Tags: colorwork, fo
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