Fair Isle Knitting

Hello gents!

I don't know the ID of the gentleman who does the wonderful fair isle knitting on here but maybe someone could bring this link to his attention.

Found a wonderful vintage fair isle pattern online. Not sure if it'll be his cup of tea or not, but here's the link anyway.

http://fortiesknitter.blogspot.com.au/2015/04/free-knitting-pattern-1930s-fair-isle.html

Cheers fellas

Latest socks.

This pair of tube socks has been in the works for quite some time but were finished this morning. A little bit of ripping back when I first started them [too tight] and at the very end [reshaping the toe decreasing for a more pleasing look] but, otherwise, a pretty fast and satisfying project when I could just work on them.

Just some basic projects...

Thought I'd post the Cowl that I was having a difficult time with on dbl pointed needles... Finally purchased a exchangeable cable knitting needle.knitted in Malabrigo Rasta - Belgian Chocolate- Patternfrom Rowan Big Accessories!

Then the second project - just a basic scarf in a rib stitch - Malabrigo Hummingbird- this project was a surprise gift for a friend.

Help

I have some Madelinetosh and some Jamieson and Smith Shetland, both lace weight, that I want to use to make a shawl. The Madelinetosh is a reddish burgundy colour and when I used it before, the colour came out and ruined a bedspread when I blocked it. I certainly don't want it to run into the grey Shetland wool. Is there something I can do to set the colour before washing it?

Moving, questions, and yarn giveaway

Hi. It's been a while since I have posted anything. Knitting has not been my priority. I just finished my orthotic and prosthetic technician training at school (in Minnesota) and have a job lined up in Syracuse, New York. I was wondering if anyone on this site lives in Syracuse, New York? And if anyone has leads on places to live? I have begun to look for places to live on craigslist. And since I am packing and planning to move, I can not possibly move with all my yarn. So is anyone interested in a large grab bag of an assortment of good yarn.