Remember how I lost that knitting book a little while ago? Well, I gave up trying to find it and bought another. I was too far in and had made too many promises to frog the whole thing and start over with another project. With the cooler weather I've got my knitting mojo back and have made considerable progress. The back is done (huzzah!) and over the weekend I finished the colour work on the right front panel.
Yep, pretty pleased with that! My first attempt at proper fair isle knitting. And to prove that I am an absolute and total knitting geek I will proudly tell you all that I knit this double handed - yep, one hand was doing continental and one was doing "regular" knitting. First time I've done that too. Felt like I was riding a bike for the first time (look, Mum, two hands). That fact that my mum doesn't knit and will likely roll her eyes when reading this matters little. I am exceedingly proud that I can now knit with both hands.
I even showed Matthias - he wasn't very impressed either.