Kathryn Ivy

July 23, 2007 - Posted by Alice Schnebly

Practice Makes Better

Well, I had thought I’d be finished with my Neapolitan Inga Hat by today, but sadly I’m only about 10 rows farther than the last time I took pictures. Over the past two days I’ve gotten a cold that’s come on pretty strong. At first I thought it was allergies, but today I’m really feeling terrible so I don’t think that’s it. I don’t know if it’s the weather change here (we finally got some rain here in Vegas!) or what, but my head is so stuffed up I can barely concentrate on the fair isle chart :-/

One thing I am happy with is that my improvement in my fair isle technique has become more and more evident as I knit, though I’m beginning to love my first Inga less and less as I notice all the flaws in it. I just wanted to show you a quick close up comparison between the two.

This time I’m making sure that Pink is staying my dominant color! I was switching my dominant yarn constantly the first time, and combined with my too-tight tension it really made the white look messy!

See that huge difference? I really wish I would have known what this whole yarn dominance thing was the first time around because the hat really would have looked better if the white stood out more. Oh well, I guess I can’t knock myself too hard since it was my first attempt, right?

Anyways, since I haven’t been able to do much knitting I’ve spent a lot of my time taking pictures of my stash for Ravelry. I’m getting there, but I doubt I’m even half way through it all! Most of the yarn I don’t even have a pattern in mind, so if anyone has any suggestions please let me know!

P.S. Grace is also documenting her yarn, so that’s why you’re seeing a huge amount of stash pictures from us on there!