16 January 2006


Stephanie has posted a challenge. And I've accepted. Starting February 10, I will be making the Fair Isle 101 Pullover from the Winter 2005 Interweave Knits (bottom of the page) and the challenge says I am supposed to finish it by February 26.

So I have a couple weeks to order yarn. And at the moment, I'm leaning toward Elann's Peruvian Collection Highland Silk, but I'm a little unsure of the green. I also like their Quechua, but would have to pretty much reconfigure the colors. Another option is KnitPicks Palette, but I'm worried about it being scratchy. Or Nature Spun Sport. I'm also pondering Cotton Fine, but I'm worried about it not having enough ease for the Fair Isle. Of course, I could just use Dale of Norway Heilo, which is the recommended yarn (assuming I could find all the correct colors somewhere).

Which would leave me the option of getting one of the others to (finally) make Rogue.

I have ten days until Jack's tuition reimbursement check comes in, so there's some time to ponder. In the meantime, progress on the ribbed tank for me (from Noro Lily) is going well. I need to start the shawl for my sister for her birthday (which, just for the record, is February 29), too, so that will likely take up the time between now and the 10th.

In other areas, the skewer for my trainer arrived Saturday and I've ridden for short amounts of time the last couple days to get my backside used to the saddle again. I also did the first Stott matwork DVD again this afternoon and went for a long-ish walk with Jack and Jali, so I'm feeling pretty good on the whole get more active front. Now if I could just figure out how to knit while I bike..


mamacate said...

I like that sweater a lot, and would totally make it if I had a different body type. Ah well.

I like the highland silk. Is the gauge right?

Teej said...

The Highland Silk is in the right range for gauge, so it's certainly an option. At the moment, though, its the most expensive option, and I'm not sure I want to spend that much on my Very First Fair Isle(tm) project. I think I'm going to end up going with the KnitPicks Palette for this one and keeping the Highland Silk in mind (maybe, finally, for Rogue, but I have to check the gauge again).