I am really envious of all the gorgeous knitwear around at this time of year. My favourite is of course fairisle, maybe because all that intricate stitching reminds me so much of needlepoint & tapestry. Obviously, like any beautifully made stitch work, it is incredibly complicated and is undertaken with such skill.
I would love to knit items that I so admire. Don't get me wrong, I can knit a little, I just find it harder to do than most other crafts. I'm knitting two projects currently, both of which I started many months ago.
I'm showing the Sea Waves jumper above as it is almost complete. All I need to do now is make it up. The pattern is taken from the following book Knitting Fashions of the 1940s: Styles, Patterns and History. It is a lovely book full of some great vintage knitwear. I particularly like this book because it tells of the history and significance of knitwear during that time.
I am slowly learning the importance of crafts such as knitting, crochet and all types of needlework throughout history.