I is for isle
As I mentioned, I thought I'd try a not-too-difficult fair isle project and started on a pair of mittens from the Alice Starmore Fair Isle book. As you can see, I've done the cuff and about the first ten rows of the hand and already it just looks bizarre with the cuff being all poofy. Hopefully this will change as the mitten progresses, but I honestly am seeing this as a noble experiment to see if fair isle and I will really stay friends.
My guess: not so much.