Saturday, 16 November 2013

Lost a week . . . . have a heart :)

I'm not really sure what's happened this week - plans to do this, that, and the next, just went awry, sound familiar? :) :)   Still doing some glove knitting but I won't bore you continually with that!

I found a pattern for a fair isle heart a little while ago here and decided to give it a go - well, sometimes you just have to give in to temptation, hehe :)  I was a little intrigued to try it because it is not knitted in the round, but on two needles which meant I would have to purl in English and continental style on the reverse - eeks!  I learnt how to knit and purl in continental style to do my fair isle knitting but had never really practiced to do purl stitch - so off I went.  

I would only do fair isle knitting on two needles on a very small project like this as it's far more laborious than knitting in the round.  It worked though - and I got to use these cute floral bamboo needles I got free with a knitting magazine . . . .


. . . once I started, I just couldn't stop . . .


. . . I was completely entranced . . .


. . . but it turned out pretty cute I think!


Such a lovely pattern - I made another one to keep it company . . .


Sweet for Christmas decorations I think :)  Have a nice weekend!

Cheerio an Drasda :)
Alison x

4 comments:

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

Brava Alison!!!
love both your hearts!!!
xxxxx ale

Claire said...

Going from strength to strength with your knitting. Another successful project completed and they look wonderful, love them both.
Gosh, you are tempting me to get my needles and yarn out, but I must resist, too many other things on the go at the momet.
Have a great week Alison,

Claire x

june at noon said...

The feeling is far too familiar! The hearts turned out great. They'd be a perfect little add-on to Christmas gifts! Look at you go!

Babajeza said...

Lovely!