Hi all - crawling out of the shadows to post some recent success....
Just in time for the cooler weather, I've completed a fair isle vest using the Alice Starmore "Thoroughbred" pattern. My first serious fair isle project, I am pretty happy with the way it turned out. I changed a the colors only slightly from her original pattern suggestion but the overall orange/purple attitude remains intact. I have a real fondness for circular knitting and steeking, even though I wasn't as happy with finishing the steeks as I might have been. This was my first project with steeks and shetland yarns(Jamieson & Smith), so I've got ideas for better finishing technique for next time. It went to the NCStateFair and was awarded 2nd Place for it's category - woohoo!