We’ve seen the last of them for now

Well, good news everybody. No, I haven’t been approached with a book deal (yet). But I’ve got something not quite as good.

The last tam, at least the last for now, is finished drying. I’ve weaved in all the ends, done three, and feel that I have experimented adequately

I’m pretty well pleased with them too. I admire the stripey tops, the neat decreases, the Fair Isle that was designed on the needles. I tried to make them as similar to those willy Scottish designs as I could, and I feel that I may have fallen short. Fair Isles have a lot of patterns with X’s and O’s, frequent color changes, varying backround colors, and generally short patterns. (As opposed to Norwegian/Scandinavian, which are generally only two colors, and have star/snowflake patterns.)

I think I did well. Some of the patterns are not quite as ornate as I would like, but I like them none the less. Let’s have a bevy of photos.

Tam Number 2 -- a touch small.

Tam Number 2 — a touch small.

Tam Number 1 --  a bit big.

Tam Number 1 — a bit big.

Tam Number 3 -- Just right, and my personal favorite.

Tam Number 3 — Just right, and my personal favorite.

The group shot. I love this picture. It just makes me smile.

The group shot. I love this picture. It just makes me smile.

 

Sorry I got one and two mixed up. And while I’m making amends, sorry no blog for a while,  (Since Tuesday!) Saturday was Big Scary Test Number Two, so Thursday and Friday were spent working towards that. And Yesterday was taking the test, and the recovery. (It can be argued that today is also spent in recovery.)

Tam number one is big. Really big, it’s like one of those slouchy hipster hats that people wear all over the place, except in winter. It was a learning thing, and I’m going to give it to someone who I know will appreciate it. It wasn’t really fun to knit, I don’t know why. I had to pull out a big old platter to block it on.

Tam number two wasn’t really fun to knit either. Again, I don’t know why. I put some purled stitches in the pattern, thinking it would make it look better, but I really wish, looking at that picture that I had not done that — it sort of muddles the color patterns.

Tam number three is my favorite. It was the most fun to knit, it’s the best looking, and I think it’s the most true to the Fair Isle patterns. I am going to have trouble giving this away.

Left to do —

1.2 of a slipper.

1 cap.

1 pair of mittens.

Something for my Grandfather. (Maybe slippers, Any ideas?)

Not bad. It’s do able. Today is the ninth, which means I’ve got 17 days. Do able. The last cap took me two days. And the slippers shouldn’t take long to finish.

 

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