Friday, October 24, 2008

my first fair isle

Lillehamer is finished. I was very nervous about it being I messed my first colorwork project up big time. This was knit on size 5 needles using Knitpicks telemark in black, charcoal heather and bayberry.

This is also the project that I discovered the true magic of blocking. It was pretty lumpy and bumpy not to mention looking like it would fit a toddler at best and not a grown man with a full head of hair.

I made this for Chip. A long time business associate, for lack of a better term, of my family. He's like a version of my Dad, but more grown up with a full time job. I got word that he was retiring from my Uncle and cried and then made a hat. He is an avid skier and I thought that in his retirement he could use a new hat to do more skiing in. Turns out my Uncle is crazy and he is not retiring. With a fibbing family like mine, I need a Chip in my life. At least for another year or so.


Dorothy said...

The hat looks great! I'm sure Chip will love and appreciate it.

jenna said...

BAH!!! Did you tell us that Chip was NOT retiring after all??? Oh my. Thank goodness.

bjl said...

it's beautiful! great job.

Myownigloo said...

I'm sure he'll love the hat! I'm happy to find despite the mean and nasty firewall at the new job, that I can access my friends' blogs! Good to catch up on you.