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Welcome to the New Year's Day edition of WAYWO (What Are You Working On?, a weekly community diary series for all things crafty, in a variety of mediums and welcome knitters, sewers, quilters, crocheters, woodworkers, and anyone else who would like to share.....).

I've decided to stretch my wings a little with my favorite crafts.

I've been to Fair Isle (yes, the remotest inhabited island in the United Kingdom ~~ it's beautiful!), but I've never tried real color work. So the project I cast on this afternoon will include some simple Fair Isle color work. No picture yet, as I so far just have 7 rows of 1x1 ribbing in black. Boring....

A sample from the Shetland Museum in Lerwick of real Fair Isle color work:

fair isle work

For sewing, I'm not sure what new technique to learn. Any suggestions for advanced beginner/intermediate skills to learn?

What new skills/crafts are you planning to learn this year?

Some Fair Isle sheep:

fair isle 2 sheep

fair isle lambs

And general scenery:

fair isle 4

fair isle 5

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