Friday, June 22, 2007

Swatch

I have started many lace shawls... probably 4 or 5 actually.... how many have I finished? Zero...

None...

Nada...

Zilch...

I still have high hopes of finishing at least one lace shawl in my lifetime. I don't know what my problem is... Maybe I get bored or I get frustrated that it takes SO LONG to knit... But - I think I may be a glutton for punishment - because look!

Swatch for Mystery Stole 3

It's more lace! A swatch actually - for the Mystery Stole 3 knitalong that is ready to start soon.

I love this yarn - It was a gift and I'm not sure what kind it is. I bought some of the new Addi Lace needles and let me tell ya - they are awesome!! I'm knitting this with size 6 circs. I tend to knit tightly so I opted for a larger needle. I also love the big 'ole YO holes too :)

Swatch for Mystery Stole 3


I ignored the suggestion of using white or black for this mystery stole and cast on with this gorgeous cranberry color. I'm hoping that loving the yarn and being a part of a knitalong this time may help me stick with it and actually finish a lace shawl this time!

Here's to hoping!


In lieu of knitting - Jolene and Sarah came over on Wednesday for a sewing night. Sarah finished a baby quilt, Jolene designed and made herself an apron and I just made another bag. I have such talented friends!!

Sewing day

In case you're wondering Java Man (thanks for the idea Bonnie!) did not sew - he just stole our snacks!!

18 comments:

Mama-E said...

ummm... more in the harem?
I am soooo jealous!

Sarah said...

Your shawl is going to ROCK.

Java Man!!!
Love it.

And that is such a flattering photo of all of us, I am glad I was able to participate. =)

Jill said...

I love that room! With all those windows...I could sit and knit in there all day :)

Coleen said...

um.... i don't have a show next wednesday night....

I'm just sayin'....

Diane D. said...

You're just too productive! I'm going to have to start hitting the machine again know that I'm nearly recuperated.

chacha said...

I've also had lace castonitis. Horrible disorder. I think Victorian Lace Today might kick me into actual lace mode, though.

Besides, you'll be done next week, right? Hee. :D

Anonymous said...

Yes! Jave Man... java java man, I want to be a java man... lol

It was fun. Thanks for having us!
Jolene

Jill said...

I'm replying to a comment on my blog...I can't figure out how to do it from there! About the flickr window I had posted-

Down in the corner of the display window of my blog it says "info"...click on that and it will ask for your flickr username and give you a code to paste in your blog :)

tinkknitz said...

::blush::
I am honored. And it makes him sound like a Superhero instead of a...well, Hubbo.
~ Bonnie

Brenda said...

The start of your shawl looks awesome! Maybe the mystery part of it will keep the whole process interesting.

Sner said...

Welcome to the lace club. Just like socks - once you're in it's hard to get out! I'll be joining you in the MS 3 KAL. First clue is right around the corner!

R a i n said...

Good luck with the shawl!

GingerPyeJackson said...

What's the difference between Addi Turbo's and Addi for lace? Mr. Spice approves of Java Man, can't wait to see your lacy goodness, the swatch is just beautiful.

Heather said...

I've just joined the stole knit-along... I'm like you, lots of started, none of finished... LOL Let's see if this works for me!

Jinann said...

Wahoo! I'm doing the Mystery Stole too! I lurked last summer, but this summer, I have the yarn - white zephyr and the beads. I just have to get going with my swatch!

Diane said...

I'm doing the mystery shawl too. Mine will be in pale purple alpaca. Still can't decide on the beads but that's ok. Can always make one as a prototype with no beads first.

Stacey said...

that cranberry is so much better than white or black!!!!!!

Theresa said...

I love the colors of your dining room.

And love the color of your lace yarn. Good luck!