This weekend -- torrential downpour one day, beautiful clear and sunny the next day -- was spent searching for the zen. Apparently this can be found on Fair Isle. Ha ha! If only it were a real place (it probably is, what do I know) that can be as easily reached as wrapping two balls of yarn around two pointy sticks, which is the only version of Fair Isle accessed this weekend.
I'm taking a Beginner Fair Isle 6-week class at In The Loop with Mairi McKissock. I'm doing my Felted Tote class project bag in 6 colours of Istex Lett-Lopi, a quite hairy Icelandic wool. This week we worked on the bag base, done in the master colour (orange) and master contrast colour (black).
This is the back (wrong side) of the knitting piece. It may not look too exciting, but it is very exciting to me - I am starting to get the hang of two-handed stranded knitting. It isn't always pretty but it does the trick! And the part I am MOST excited about is that the yarn isn't all tangled.