Oops! A whole week has gone by without a single post! I've been working on Fair Enough, which was coming along so fast initially that I thought I'd have a FO by now. Then, of course, I had to do the sleeves. Sleeve-knitting exists in its own, sluggish world, and it took me all week to finish them. Granted, they were being magic-looped at the same time, but still.
As much as I love top-down designs, there's something to the said for bottom-up raglan or yoke sweaters, once the dreadful sleeves are done. One goes from this (these are the sleeves and torso separate)
to this in one row,
and then (with lots of decreases so the sweater grows exponentially faster) to this in no time!
This is my first fair isle project, and it's a fair enough (har!) job so far. On the pink diamond pattern, I was carrying the yarn too tightly in the back, and the pink yarn was just a little bit thinner, so the pattern is puckered and not very visible. I started weaving the yarn in the back as I knitted on the top (white diamond) pattern, which looks a lot better.
I'm hoping everything will even out in blocking...