Before the WordPress blog went down the drain I posted about Caller Herrin, the Fair Isle hat that I started about two weeks ago. It has been slow going because I have concentrated on the sweater.
I love Fair Isle and haven't done any for quite a while. There was my year of living dangerously and completing fifteen Fair Isle hats for Christmas gifts. Since then I have been resting on my Fair Isle laurels. Caller Herrin was a natural for slipping back into stranded knitting.
Then, work on the hat stopped abruptly. All it took was a slice through my left forefinger with a very sharp chopping knife. When I knit Fair Isle I use both hands. I know knitters who use only one hand and switch yarn colors as they throw or pick. Nope, I use two hands with a different color in each hand. A very sore, heavily bandaged forefinger makes that next to impossible!
I was at the top, ready to begin the final decreases when this happened. Now the hat waits in the knitting basket for the day when my finger is healthy enough to play its part in the program. Good news--I just started the last front piece for the sweater.
Life is good and the finger is healing.