Well, the knitting was more successful than the subsequent photo session. It is really damn hard to take good pictures of your first attempt at fair-isle when your kittycat insists on helping out.
These are the beade fair isle shoes from Debbie Bliss's "The Baby Knits book". I used less than one ball of the main color and just smidgens of the other colors - all in Debbie Bliss Wool Cotton. I omitted the beads because I'm making them for a baby boy, and I'm a little iffy about putting beads on baby things.
Here's the first one completed with my helpful helper, Miss Kaelie-bob.
She tries it on for the camera.
Here's where she thought I had made it for eating.
A quick closeup before she grabs it again.
And a picture of her lookin' all innocent - "what's the matter, mommy? I'm just tryin' to help".
A question for those who are more experienced with fair-isle: is there anyway to avoid weaving in a million ends? Is there some way to weave them in as I go?