Tuesday, June 12, 2007

fair isle for the mother





here is my sister wearing her new fair isle sweater and the sweater in a flowerbed and my niece trying on her mother's sweater. it was great fun to work with totally different colours and amazing what colours can do. i used the same baby pink in both sweaters for instance and in the aubergine it is very muted whereas the same amount of pink is very prominent in the caffe latte coloured. i made this one a bit shorter than the last one since my sister is a skirt girl exclusively (like me) and that call for shorter or very long sweaters i think. i have a hybrid of the two on the needles for my niece's baby girl. i don't know how they have ended up in this mother/daughter wearing matching sweaters situation but they have made a promise to each other that they will new go anywhere together in the same sweaters. the baby one was the first i had in mind to knit. so that is my decision. i hope this little lovely girl will not grow up to detest hand knits. i have a lot of not very pleasant memories of yoke cardis with pewter buttons. actually i have seen the exact same button in schoolhouse press' catalogue. or handknit socks in cotton. oh dear.

7 comments:

kgirl said...

I like your knitting, that is certain, but it was your impressive music list that grabbed my attention! Many artists dear to my own ears! Happy knitting away to those ol' abattoir blues - think of me knitting along down in Australia!

Peggy said...

It turned out beautiful! You can knit whole sweaters faster than anyone I know. Lovely Lovely lovely!

But handknit cotton socks? ugh. Those never fit. Thank heaven for wool!

Tina - omme i London said...

What a result. I love it, no less!

tiennie said...

It is really fantastic! You amaze me with your skills.

janian@eircom.net said...

I love the Fair Isle yoke sweater.

filambulle said...

You've got a wonderful eye for colours. This one is lovely too. I am tempted, but it may take a loong time since I choose the right colours in the right wool for me.

Anonymous said...

I think your sister has got a tremendous eye for colours. It is both very balanced and original.
And her daughter is lovely.