Look A Flower!

No not outside in my yard. It freezing out there as I write this. I think it’s about 12 degrees Fahrenheit. We had a dusting of snow the other night. Winter just won’t let go. 

I think I’ve found my rhythm with the fair isle. I don’t do it with two hands. If you know me in real life, you know I am not the most graceful person. I lack the dexterity. Knitting with both hands isn’t going to happen. So I fumble along with two strands of yarn in one hand. It works ok for me. I’m very pleased with the way the colors look. When I ordered the yarn it was more a case of finding 2 yarns that would work than picking out yarn that I loved. There weren’t two colors that spoke to me in the same yarn brand so I had to find two that seemed similar in colors with a lot of contrast. The bright green stands out really well on the deep purple. 

Now I’ve got to get back to the knitting after I get the laundry sorted. Why do my weekends always involve laundry. 

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8 Responses to Look A Flower!

  1. I love the colours you have chosen.

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  2. Wow. Beautiful colours and tension!

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  3. Stefanie says:

    I’m glad you founda method of two color knitting that works for you. I had trouble keeping the yarns in their places in one hand; my mum had bought me a yarn threader but it’s big and doesn’t sit still. So I throw and pick when working with more than one color. This photo made me smile!

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  4. AliInPerth says:

    What a wonderful pattern! I’m ready for some flowers too but like you, it’s still way too cold here. Also like you, I work stranded knitting in the same way – both yarns in one hand. It may not be particularly efficient or correct, but it works for me. 🙂

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  5. itwasjudith says:

    I also use one hand for the strands, usually. As long as you like the result and can knit what you want, I don’t think it should be a problem whichever method/technique one applies… we’re not all the same, after all 🙂
    Beautiful flower you have knitted!

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  6. kathyreeves says:

    In spite of the cold, things are definitely blooming at your house!

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  7. chrisknits says:

    Love the sock! I need to get back to my color work project. Mittens, but since it is second one I avoid it!! I am almost to the end of the thumb gusset, then it’s a lot easier to just fly. I will have to take up this challenge next month, since I am already 6 days behind on it!

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  8. YarnyDragonfly says:

    You really had me fooled – I thought you had a flower coming up in your yard! We have snowdrops over here in bloom.

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