The variegated nature of the yarn made the Faire Isle hats look much more complicated than they actually were. Here are the first two that I made.
Since I learned in late fall, I went on to make 1 about every 2-3 days for Christmas gifts. 12 in all. In April I have made 2 Faire Isle baby hats. They are adorable. ~pat-pat~ Here is the first one. The second has not yet been gifted...must wait to post.
I also made some team hats out of ~drum roll~ ALL acrylic yarns. It was okay, too.
The first one is a Tennessee Vols for my dad and the second - grrrr - is a Chicago Bears hat for my brother-in-law.
Well enough about hats! (Although I could go on and on, if you really want me to.) I am currently working on a large shawl. I'm very excited about it. I am using Plymouth Yarn Company's Encore yarn, 25% wool. The pattern can be purchased here, at Carina Spencer.com. And this is what I have done so far:
So, you see, I have made real progress in correcting my character flaw of being a Fiber Snob!
However, I'm just beginning the section where I have to DROP stitches! ~gulp~ We'll see how someone as anal as I am can handle that one. (Another character flaw)