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  • I know you’re using your own rules, but after watching the Challenge 2 Fiber Factor judging last night, I believe you win.
    yr fan xox gale

  • I’m loving this. Thanks for the inspiration. I feel a new rug coming on from the stash.

  • wowsa!

  • I am in awe that you know all the shade names and numbers. Genius.
    B x x

  • I still have that rug on my list, but I’m loving the sweater too!

  • Wow!Just the other day I was thinking about that rug…someday I might make one. Someday.

  • You should have had your sweater in that contest–1st place winner hands down!

  • it’s late
    all i can say is
    holy crap Ann!
    whatta sweater!

  • Nice. I agree about the grey. Keep things spicy!

  • Love this! I thought the same thing about that rug pattern. It’s great you are doing it so I get my vicarious thrills again!

  • It’s 90 degrees here right now but I still want to crawl into that beautiful wooly goodness. Beautiful.

  • It’s 90 degrees here right now but I still want to crawl into that beautiful wooly goodness. Beautiful.

  • Oh that aqua-gold-gray bit is kiiiiiiilling me. I need to make something gray with a gold and aqua stripe! Beauty!

  • hi ann–beautiful knitting! it makes me glad to hear you say that you’re working on somthing that you have wanted to do for a while. no matter about “life interruptions”, the progress looks fine to me. you’re good, ann. in the past, my life interruptions would cause me to put the needles down for months. it was you and kay who helped me keep my knitting passion alive at those times, and i have been grateful for that. so very grateful. things are better lately, though. 🙂
    knit on!
    lovediane

  • Yep, one more voice from the Universe telling me it is time to cast on a big heap o’ Fair Isle.
    Yours is fantabulous.

  • I love the essay about “Hi!”. This is so true. We are living out of the US and people don’t say hi. They don’t even greet many people. Thanks for reminding me of my beautiful country at a time I miss it very much!
    P.S. love the knitting too!

  • The gray is making me crazy too. I love this, and it is so going on the someday list. Even though it’ll take me years to hoarde up enough Shetland wool to make it. Can We call this the anti-Donegal sweater?

  • It is going to end up amazing! I love the pattern. Can’t wait to see the finished product.

  • Dang! That is a ton of colors! It looks beautiful.
    If I were to make one for myself, I think I’d do the diagonals in either white or black and use a simple variegated yarn to do the background (because I’m lazy).

  • Love, love, love the pattern and the colors!! Is there a pattern for the sweater or are you creating it as you go? If there’s a pattern, I’d love to have it!

  • Oh, to have my very own ‘knitting lair’!!!

  • I was searching for the like button…since I liked this so much!

  • I was searching for the like button…since I liked this so much!

  • Dear Ann, I love you! The original sweater IS completely unwearable (so hot!), but it’s still one of my favorite things I’ve ever knit. My love for Two-Fisted Fair Isle was born with that sweater. Yours, those gorgeous grey bits, is absolutely stunning. So much fun! XO

  • Dear Ann, I love you! The original sweater IS completely unwearable (so hot!), but it’s still one of my favorite things I’ve ever knit. My love for Two-Fisted Fair Isle was born with that sweater. Yours, those gorgeous grey bits, is absolutely stunning. So much fun! XO

  • What is happening? When I went to your site on my bookmarks list today I got a shopping site called masondixonknitting. Have you guys changed your direction and stopped the blog? Please say not so!!!!!!

  • STOP! This will make a stunning cowl a la Chickadee Cowl on Ravelry.

  • I’m fascinated to see this Kiki Mariko sweater developing. I have some handspun I’ve been meaning to crank through that chevrony color-mixer of a stitch pattern ever since I saw it in the book. 🙂