Sunday, August 09, 2009


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.


Team Knit ! said...

I vote mittens!! recycling yarn is always so satisfying. It's funny how as we progress as knitters we look back on earlier projects with such disdain! I do the same thing all the time. All that crappy (meaning rough and unsuitable for pretty much anything) acrylic I bought... I really didn't know any better!

- Julie

Lise said...

Good call on the frogging, my friend. I second mittens.

mjm knitting said...

I think you are both right.

I will attempt first with mittens and then do the christmas stocking next. I do need a new pair of mittens for the fall/winter.