Being inspired by colorwork, as I am right now, I joined the Stranded Colorwork Challenge. I really don't have a lot of time to knit as my whims would have me do. I have too much holiday knitting to do. Still, I hope to manage to fit in a hat here and there through duration of the Knit Along. Once January hits I'd really like to do a fair isle sweater.
I've seen some wonderful things being done with Knitpicks Telemark, (here, here, and here) So I was inspired to place an order of my own. The photo doesn't do the colors justice. It is simply too bright and sunny out to get a good shot.
I've got a few books and magazines that have been inspiring me too. Those Latvian Mittens are calling me. Then there is that amazing sweater that Eunny designed for Interweave. It just sets the mind a-spinning! I wanna make it all!!!!
I managed to knit ten hats in nine days, do you think this girl could finish the mate to this mitten? Perhaps I will in January. Ah, January. . .
One of the questions that the Stranded Colorwork Challenge poses is, "What was your first stranded project?". As with much of my knitting, I simply don't know when I tried it for the first time. When I was younger and knit, there was no knitting community. The store where I worked summers in college had a wonderful yarn shop. I would go in and pick out yarn and just knit. No one told me any of it was hard, so I didn't think it would be. I just did it. For me all of my crafting has been about creating my ideas. I've never been one to let process get in the way of carrying them out.