How can that be?
I wound some of my Henry VIII wool into balls the other night — one ball of each color so I could get started:
As I said, this is Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift, in the following colors:
187 – Sunrise
789 – Marjoram
198 – Peat
231 – Bracken
236 – Rosewood
165 – Dusk
1100 – Autumn Substitute
150 – Atlantic
160 – Midnight
234 – Pine
1190 – Burnt Umber
292 – Pine Forest
You will note that some of the colors have the same name as the original Campion colors, others do not. “Autumn” has been discontinued by Jamieson’s, replaced by “Autumn Substitute.”
And I’ve set up my charts on my big magnetic board:
I photocopied, cut out, and taped the charts together so I’d have everything all on one page. And propped it up on my music stand.
I usually don’t use markers in fair isle work because the patterns are small and repeat many times. On this project, however, I think I will. Use markers, that is. The main body pattern is in several distinct panels and at least at the start it’ll make it easier to have each panel clearly delineated.
I was mulling this all over yesterday and when I got home, these were in the mail:
Thes are little gold metal jewelry rings, sent to me by my friend Geane — to use as markers for Henry VIII! How timely is that?
And I think the gold is befittingly regal for ol’ Hank!
Knitting on Hank commences tonight!