Here is the promised video of my Fana inspired cardie being knit. I'm knitting the two colours, both held in the left hand. I am making sure I stretch out the stitches on the right needle to stop the stranding from forming to tightly. This is a trick I learned ages ago from Wendy on her fair-isle tips page. I tried to leave a nice note to her about minds thinking alike, as we both had titled our most recent blog entries 'a tale of two socks' me on the 15th May and her on the 16th May! But her comments are closed!
I've been temped to try Diamante, by Deb Barnhill, a toe up gusset heel sock with a formulae to make sizing easy. Suzanne's been filling me in on the finer points of difference between Diamante and Widdershins. I am a convert to Debs Blog and Suzanne has told me how many sock Debs knits, at one point it sounds like near on 13 socks in a month! Truely two women after my own warmed by knitted socks heart. I love the idea of scientifically planned socks.
I have hit a low spot with Fana, in that the yarn by daylight is a lovely deep red and a great petrol blue which changes by night into a bottle green. Yuck! She feels like a christmas cardigan, from a xmas special. I'm begining to think Fana should have been grey and white or black and white, more dramatic and 'stylie'. That night time green is a real turn off. Its probably mid project blues, I still love the yarn and the pattern.
I've been playing in i-movie o4, we have an old mac computer. but .... I can't work out how to save the edited and be-titled movie to a .mov format - so huge apologies for the lack of sophistication in this movie clip. I tried - and failed.