I feel a bit conflicted having already gotten to the colorwork section of my bodice, since the KAL doesn't technically start for 6 more days. But, the pattern was calling to me, and I have had my yarn for weeks and was anxious to start on what will be my first real fair isle project. I also figured that by starting early, I will probably wind up being on pace with those of you who are more experienced and therefore faster with the colorwork.
Below you can see some of the progress I've made with the first part of the fair isle pattern. This is actually my second attempt, as I got to about row 11 and decided that the stitches were far too uneven and that I had used the wrong M1 increase to transition from ribbing to fair isle and couldn't live with the way the increases stuck out. Better to redo 12 rows than spend all that time and money on something I already knew I probably wouldn't wear as-is, right?
So, anyway, here is the picture. I don't think it's so bad considering how new I am to fair isle. The stitches are still a little bunched up in the shot, because that ribbing and the fact that it is still on the needles meant that the pattern didn't quite want to lie flat for my photo, as I didn't pin it.