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I live in Marblehead, MA and love to knit and spin!  I host the Knitting by the Sea podcast on YouTube.  I am Saratogaknitting on Ravelry and Instagram!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Mystery Shawl #3

I've been concentrating on the Mystery Shawl #3 pattern this week. This is the completion of Clue #1. I have Clue #2 but I have to take it to work today and reduce it down in size. I actually like the concept of working on this as the clues become available. Having small sections to work on makes the whole project seem so much more manageable. I know, it's all in my mind, but it seems to work! I think I'll actually finish this this summer. I know that if I had the entire pattern in front of me I would be a little overwhelmed. I'd finish it, but it would take a LONG TIME.

I originally staarted this project with lace weight yarn, but I just was not happy. I've come to the conclusion that lace weight yarn is not for me. I never feel "in control" of the yarn and it always seems to slip and slide all over the place. So I went back to the stash and pulled out one of the KnitPicks yarns I used on my husband's fairisle hat project (remember that? Whew!) I am much much happier knitting with this yarn. This will turn out to be a heavier shawl, but the bonus is that is should be plenty warm! Oh and the little white dots are actually clear beads. They look much better than the picture shows!

And tell me - JUST HOW ADDICTIVE IS RAVELRY????? What a great site - I sure hope it's a success. Every day I keep finding more things to do and read there. The Rowing Cat says that it's a Neopets for Knitters. I think she's right as I'm sure any parent of a pre-teen, teenager would agree! I'm under SaratogaKnitter on Ravelry - feel free to add me as a friend!


Ellen said...

Hi Lisa,
Just popping in to say hi.
I got the recipe email and hope my friends cooperate.
Oh and I've tagged you for a little thing that helped me out of the summer doldrums. check out my blog for details.
Hope you're feeling well!

Holly Jo said...

Shawl looks great! I agree about the lace weight yarn thing - I am always way more successful with fingering weight. The beads must be a challenge.

Queen of the froggers. said...

The shawl is looking great, I wish I had joined now!

Jknits said...

Fabulous job on the shawl - what a great idea. I really like the choice of yarn.

Anne said...

Thanks for saying hi :) Oh, and I am so jealous that you got your ravelry invitation!!

Macoco said...

Your shawl looks great! I've been pretty scared of lace knitting partly because of the slippy, skinny yarn.

MezzoDiva said...

Hi, Lisa,

Just want to say hi! (and your MS3 looks lovely). Popping in for a visit from time to time and I haven't seen you posting for a couple of weeks... I hope you're feeling well.