I only have the Aguona laptop sleeve that I'm working on. It's a fairly inactive WIP at the moment, but I think I'll be getting back to work on it soon. I'm about half done so far and it's my first Fair Isle project and I really like it!
I'm doing the "Golden Bracelet" gloves from the "Knitting New Mittens and Gloves" book. Of course, I changed the colors and now they are Blue Bracelets... and they're mittens, but I used the pattern. That only sort of counts as Fair Isle, though, since it's only for 20 rows or something.
I have several Christmas stockings to get started. I recently finished the Grazing Sheep bag from I ♥ Felt. I just have to felt it. Since my washing machine had to be replaced a couple of years ago, I made sure I bought a machine that had a center agitator. What a disappointment! Even on the heavy duty cycle, all it does is a slow swish. I may have to find a used machine that agitates properly (or, shhhhhhh!, maybe I can take it to laundry mat). It's just been too hot to felt by hand.
Now I'll have to choose a good fair isle project also.
A late reply, as I'm catching up on old posts. I have felted items in my front-loader washing machine. I add in a towel, so there's something heavy to slap the knitting around in the machine, and it takes about three rounds in the wash instead of maybe one in a center-agitator type, but it works just fine. Why did I buy a front-loader, you ask? I discovered felting after I'd had the machine a few years!
I started felting after I bought my machine, too, but it's a top loader.
Love the Fishgyle socks! I have them on my wish list right now! Just waiting until I don't feel guilty about starting another pair of socks!
I love my front loader - as a short person with short arms, reaching to the bottom of a top-loader machine was literally a stretch! And as for socks, my best friend said that it's good that I didn't retire sooner or I'd need a sock room instead of a sock drawer! But they sure get a lot of use in Iowa winters.
Carolyn: Where are you in the Sipalu Bag? I just finished the upper border, which I found much easier--but still fun--than the front and back patterns. I bought the lining fabric yesterday, along with some stiffening to give it some body. --Peggy
Here's my Sipalu Bag, which I'm working actively on:
Actually, it's further along than that. I'm doing the BO. Still have the straps and button flap to do. I also have a sleeveless Fair Isle cardigan in progress for DH. I want to finish it for Christmas. Here's where it is now:
In the pipeline is the Grazing Sheep Bag. I can't wait to be able to use it. I may make one for DD and DGD, too. I really enjoy colorwork. It's so much fun to see the pattern develop. --Peggy