I have only recently discovered the delights of fairisle and still consider myself an utter novice but my heart sings when I see stranded work and my fingers itch to try it out. I am being good and finishing my Estuary shawl, especially now as I have enough wool to complete it. I have to say I am quietly pleased with how it is looking and can't wait to block it.
One of the blogs I delight in is Kate Davies' Needled and she has broadened my knitterly mind and introduced me to such wonderful work and people. One such person is Felix of Knitsonik who does the most InCreDIbLe stranded work. So when I saw she'd brought out a book I nearly fell over myself to get my knitty hands on it.
And I am so happy *smiles* that I did.
It arrived in the post today (at work) and I had to steel myself from opening it there and then (I must have squealed a little and waited at least 10 minutes then threw caution to the wind - along with good behaviour) and ripped the wrapper open. I suspect a little more squealing might have been heard accompanied by a few worried looks from my colleagues. (The following pictures are from Felix's blog)
I love love love the way she has found inspiration in her surroundings.
Watch this space! My knitty-mojo has been kick started and I can't wait to play :)
What has got your autumnal knitty juices going?
Are you planning a new direction in your crafting?
What is on your needles right now?