Progress::Blue and Green
December 05, 2007
I've been working on our Christmas cards.
I used my gocco to print the inside of the cards and the envelopes. And yes, it was silly of me to be so scared. The gocco is so much fun - easy, too.
Fatty's hat is on the needles. It appears that I have blue and green on the brain.
Did I ever mention how much I like fairisle? Well, I do. I like it a lot.
did you print the outside of the cards, too?
either way, good idea to print the inside!
and the hat is already gorgeous.
Posted by: kirsten | December 05, 2007 at 09:33 AM
Okay, I need more details on how you did the inside - I'm still unclear on how you use a printed master instead of something hand drawn. They look gorgeous so far. You are making me very itchy to start that project!
Posted by: Sarah Jackson | December 05, 2007 at 10:06 AM
congrats on the printing success. sounds fun. (although it is hard for me to read about because i am really behind on our cards this year. what else is new??) i love the blue/green combo on the hat. your knitting as always looks wonderful.
Posted by: kristin | December 05, 2007 at 10:12 AM
both are great.
and the hat.
i, too, love blue/green.
Posted by: leslie | December 05, 2007 at 10:14 AM
the hat looks great. i am a little afraid of colorwork of any kind. maybe someday...
you are far beyond me in christmas readiness!
Posted by: Dana | December 05, 2007 at 10:28 AM
awesome. you're going to need to show us more of your gocco-ing...
Posted by: meg | December 05, 2007 at 10:28 AM
congrats on printing your cards via your gocco. It was fun huh? Pretty easy too :)
Your hat looks fabulous.
Posted by: kat | December 05, 2007 at 10:36 AM
oh, I so need a gocco. (ahhh. these blogs are so dangerous.)
I am loving the blue and green combo you have going on. it all looks so lovely.
Posted by: amandajean | December 05, 2007 at 10:54 AM
looking good. i love fairisle knitting- there's so much you can do with the colorwork!
Posted by: linda | December 05, 2007 at 10:59 AM
the hat looks awesome! and at the risk of sounding out of touch with all the crafters (since I rarely do anything but sewing kinds of crafts), what the heck is this gocco thing you and everyone else talks about all the time?
Posted by: amyehodge | December 05, 2007 at 11:05 AM
I am not a knitter, so you are going to think this is funny, but I always thought fairisle involved some sort of pre-dyed yarn that just created the nice pattern. I see that is not the case. :) It looks way more difficult than I thought.
Blue and green are always on the brain here. So much so that sometimes I think I just need to get off it already!
Posted by: amy h | December 05, 2007 at 11:26 AM
A few years ago I was listening to this story on NPR about FairIsle and how the population is so low and they needed so many more sheep farmers and people to makes sweaters that if you could get yourself their they would set you up with 2 sheep, 1 house, and knitting lessons. Crazy huh?
Posted by: Dawn | December 05, 2007 at 12:00 PM
oh and have you looked at the website for fairisle...beautiful pictures.
Posted by: Dawn | December 05, 2007 at 12:01 PM
ok, but i need to see more of the gocco-ing. need to. and to know - did that color come in your set? my set has only red, black, and gold. and i'm so paralyzed about trying it that i've added - not having the right ink colors - to the list of reasons that i'm waiting!
Posted by: emily | December 05, 2007 at 12:26 PM
great blue-green green-blue combinations, erin! i'm so happy that you're no longer fearing the gocco -- now if only i could get over my fear of knitting with multiple colors...
Posted by: cloth.paper.string | December 05, 2007 at 12:32 PM
the hat looks great!
and i am so envious of your gocco-ing. i have been patiently waiting (forever) to get my hands on one...
the blue/green is a perfect combo - i love it!
Posted by: liz | December 05, 2007 at 12:46 PM
I need to get a Gocco!
Love these blues and greens. Those envelopes are the perfect color.
Posted by: Rachel | December 05, 2007 at 01:02 PM
The fair isle looks so great. The colors are really fun.
Posted by: Mama Urchin | December 05, 2007 at 02:30 PM
you are so talented with those knitted needles and i am so jealous. i keep trying, but i am getting so frustrated. i guess i have to realize i am new and it will take some time. i love looking at your blog, it gives me inspiration to keep trying!
Posted by: katie | December 05, 2007 at 03:58 PM
thats it. i need to get in touch with leslie and get myself a gocco!
love fattys hat!
Posted by: leslie | December 05, 2007 at 04:04 PM
I so want a gocco!
and that hat looks fantastic. I like fairisle as well....
Posted by: Nessie | December 05, 2007 at 07:32 PM
Wow, that gocco thing sounds like something I'd love! The printing looks great.
I like fair-isle, too. Once you get into the rhythm, it's so mesmerizing. I have to watch my tension, tho. Yours looks nice!
Posted by: Amber | December 06, 2007 at 12:42 AM
liking the green and blue. inspiration for my cards. :)
Posted by: Mefuza | December 06, 2007 at 11:14 AM
Everything looks so lovely!
and what exactly is a gocco? Sounds like something I would like!
Posted by: Knitterella | December 06, 2007 at 01:34 PM
Isn't gocco the way to go, no muss, no fuss. I also love the colors on that hat!
Posted by: Sonya | December 06, 2007 at 10:18 PM
Love the colors, especially in the hat.
Posted by: Stacey | December 07, 2007 at 07:55 AM
I love the colors you choose for your cards - elegant but a bit funky, too.
Happy belated birthday to your dear daughter.
And don't you dare respond to this comment. Get back to knitting or Goccoing or other holiday preparations!
Posted by: sulu-design | December 09, 2007 at 11:05 AM
gocco looks like so much fun! i'd love one, but there's cost- space- and time-issues, and i remember looking into them about a year ago and i tried to find a source for a small gocco machine in ireland - no luck whatsoever!
Posted by: Péitseoga | February 07, 2008 at 05:09 AM