so as I said, new knitting skills require practice and well, what perfect excuse to knit myself a new sweater.
I saw this beautiful Katia Peru yarn in my local yarn store a few weeks ago and fell in love with it. It's super chunky and soft and I imagine it will be oh so warm too.
I found a fabulous book of fair isle in the charity shop this week, it has some really interesting history of the technique along with some patterns. I'm using Kate Davis' Owls pattern for the main body of the sweater, though I'm going to try and amend the bulge that appeared on the back of the last one I made. I am going to be omitting the owls this time and instead working in some fair isle hearts (I think anyway), where the owls would be.
I'm really pleased with my colour choices and it just so happens they match the crocus's, that appeared on my window ledge this morning perfectly!