I have decided that by the end of this year, I will have completed my first ever colour work knitted item. I have never done any sort of fair isle projects and I want to try it. It's a toss up at the moment between a christmas stocking or mittens, but come hell or high water I will at least attempt this.
The yarn, slated so far for this endeavor, is recycled yarn from my ugly simple shawl.
I am not sure what ever possessed me to start this shawl with this yarn but luckily enough at some point I came to my senses. I have a second ball of black yarn that I purchased to use as the bottom edging of the shawl. Luckily I never got so far as to starting it. I'm thinking of using the black yarn as the main colour for a set of mittens or stocking and the purple, blue and/or pink as the contrasting colours. I do have a few free mittens patterns in my queue on ravelry and am just waiting for the christmas stocking book to arrive from the library.