the mittens are amazing, but the time line completely cracked me up
It's funny because it's true!
Thanks guys! Yeah, oddly enough I managed to keep to the chart for the more complicated side, but on the palm, I sort of relaxed... a little too much. But I like my projects to have a little character.
amybarnett, don't be afraid of fair isle! I always was, until one day I decided, out of nowhere, I'm going to make fair isle mittens today! And went to the LYS.
I have an insanely busy schedule this semester, so that clearly calls for insanely complicated knitting. I made Eunny Jang's Anemoi mittens in less than three weeks. Woo! They were my first fair isle project and first mittens. Yarn is Dale Baby Ull.
I thought I could have a beer with lunch and keep knitting. And I could! I just didn't keep knitting according to the chart.
I thought about fixing it, of course, but I actually like it. I feel like it shows the process.
One is my face. When I'm really focused, my jaw drops forward and I look extremely homo-habilis.
AHAHAHAHAHA!! Nice paleoanth shout-out. I'm sure it's not that bad. I know you mean, though. I think my concentrating face makes me look old and angry. Which is okay, if I want to scare people into not disrupting while I'm counting...
Wow, I had no idea Bell's palsy was so common! My mom and one of my high school teachers had it, but neither of them rocked a super-cool knit eyepatch. I hope the palsy clears up soon, or as I should have said yesterday, may the winds be favorable to ye, m'lady!