Well, as you may have gleaned from the sidebar, I have started Bias Fair Isle. I cast on the kerchief/swatch on Tuesday night, finished knitting it last evening, wove/knotted in the ends (those of you shrieking in horror, you try weaving in ends in superwash fair isle. I want secure ends (there are 48 in that piece), thankyouverymuch), washed and blocked. Here's the end result:
It doesn't have straps at this point. I'm reserving the right to rip the sucker if I need more yarn to finish off the sweater - the ends are going to be bad enough without the slight extra hassle of unravelling the straps. Plus, I may not ever wear the kerchief - a bit twee for my style. I, as always, reserve the right to change my mind at any time. I started the sweater at sit and knit today, and it looks just like the point of the kerchief/swatch, except with numerous dangly bits on the edges. There will most likely be progress pictures as we go along.
And, as always, the LYS offered temptation. This time, I bit:
Two pairs of skeins of Lang Jawoll Color in blacks and greys, on sale for 40% off. I'm going to offer to knit Dad some socks, and if he doesn't want socks, Mom will always appreciate more, and she likes dark colors. There was also a boatload of Jawoll Cotton on sale, but the colors didn't interest me. I was also later than usual, so the