Here she is.Project Specs:
, Jade Starmore
Yarn: Hebridean 2ply, as provided in kit from above link
Needles: Susan Bates #3 29" (magic looped when circumference got too small)
I am immensley proud of myself. This was my fist foray into fair isle, and to put it mildly, was a bit of a leap for me. I enjoyed all of this project - all of it. It was slow to materialize, and I took my time and all of my knitting on it was mindful, and it surprises me that that mindfulness didn't wear on me. I would put it aside for stretches when I needed a break, and pick it up and wonder why I ever let it sit.
I will most certainly knit fair isle again, but a project like this has to be long term for me, so it will probably be some time before I tackle something as complex as this again.
The steeks, while scary in theory, made so much sense as I constructed them that by the time it came to cut them, I felt very confident and not freaked out at all. It all worked beautifully, and things are holding together so well that I don't even plan to cross stitch the facings down (that and Margene
said it was OK!)
I love the buttons, and can heartily recommend The ButtonDrawer
for a great selection and nice prices.
And for all you who like the seamy underbelly of things, here is Butterfuly bearing her insides for all to see
And now, after previewing these posts and looking at the photos over and over, admiring my bad knitting self, I see my fatal flaw - something here is not quite right. If one of you notices and can tell me what it is, I promise to take the time to fix it. If no one sees it (please, no withholding to be polite) then it will stay as is - if you nit-picking knitters out there are oblivious, then the unwashed masses out there will be too. And if one of you notices something NEW that I didn't see, well then screw you - I never saw it!