Saturday, July 07, 2007

MS3 Clue One Complete

Clue One of the Mystery Stole Knit-a-Long was released last week, and the second clue was released yesterday, Friday the 7th. I only joined late Thursday night when I started to see pictures of the completed "clue one" around blogland. Yesterday I managed to knit up all of the first "clue", which consisted of the first two charts, a total of 100, ever increasing rows. Curious as to how well my handspun was working with this pattern I did a rudimentary blocking overnight.

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I'm pleased with the results. The needle size I have chosen seems appropriate. The resulting lace is neither too dense to drape nor too airy for the design to show.

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I'm happy with my bead selection too. I've tried to show a close up of some of the "oil slick" beads and capture a bit of the beautiful rainbow angelina in the spun wool. Both the black yarn and the beads are really hard to capture in a photograph though. In "real life" they show up more. In the sunshine the shawl sparkles breathtakingly!

11 comments:

Lily's Mom said...

hi marlene. your shawl is going to be exquisite. i love your yarn and bead choice to go with it. i look forward to seeing the finished project. i am not into the lace knitting but i sure love admiring all of what i see in blogs. happy knitting.

Caren said...

Your yarn is gorgeous. It's going to be an exquisite shawl. Thanks for posting your progress. I'm still waiting for my yarn to arrive :)

Ellen said...

Hello Marlene. Just wanted to say your shawl is just beautiful.

Jane said...

Beautiful work on the stole. I've been looking in on people making it and everyone looks like they are enjoying this process. Your yarn is a great choice for this project.

Michelle said...

I'm loving how your shawl is coming along. It's just perfect.

I finally found some size 8 beads today. Michael's didn't have any, but I did find a bead store near by...unfortunately, I had to buy two different colours [though very similar to each other] because she didn't have two tubes. These are the small tubes, not the long ones. Hopefully it won't be too noticeable.

dragon knitter said...

oil slick beads are known as AB (aurora borealis),which is a look i adore. perfect match. and breathtaking! i still have yetto fetch yarn orneedles, and hobby lobby is closed tomorrow. maybe monday?

Marlene said...

Minnie, any ideas what you will be looking for? I think I'll have to order some more of the "Black Rainbow" top I spun. I only had 760 yards and the designer used 780, of a lighter weight, to make the original. Unfortunately I think the darn 'top' comes in a 250g bag. It's great stuff though so I won't mind having more on hand. A scarf some day perhaps.

AlisonH said...

That's absolutely gorgeous. I can't wait to see the rest of it as it comes along.

Romi said...

Very very pretty! :)

Monica said...

I have 2 rows left on clue one, then to post it. Your's looks so wonderful! I love the beads!

Ruinwen said...

Your shawl is lovely so far. What a fun thing to do...I look forward to seeing each clue knit up. :)