Wednesday, August 02, 2006

MS2 -Clue 4, and more


It's yet another hasty, wonky shot, but at least I got a picture of the Mystery Stole progress up before the next clue is out on Friday. I admit it looks pretty dull and nasty in this shot, but it's very nice in person. I'll take some good shots at the end.

This is through clue 4. It clearly is barely even smoothed out, let alone stretched at this point. It measures about 18 inches wide and 50 inches long so far.

It has been an easy knit so far, but a little hard on the old eyes. I took a wise knitter's advice and put a white cloth behind it while I'm knitting. WOW - I'm astonished at what a difference that makes!

But...

I'm getting a bit weary of navy blue, so I've been thinking about starting a new project in this while I wait for Clue 5:

It's yet another cone of fabulous Zephyr (50/50 merino/silk). After Frost Flowers and Leaves, which took (according to the pattern) a whopping 3600 yards, you'd think I would want to knit with something else. The MS2 is a sensuous knit in Kidsilk Haze (70/30 mohair silk), but gimme Zephyr!

Yet another shawl? Yep. I think so. At 89 degrees this morning, you'd think the only cone I'd be looking at is one with some ice cream in it. I was planning to start something other than another lace shawl, but somehow I keep putting off knitting those wool sweaters right now.

Off to dig up a suitable pattern...



3 comments:

Becky in Iowa :O) said...

Your MS2 is looking great.

I've been saving the charts, but I haven't been able to cast on for it yet. Looking at yours is making me itch to cast on for it though. hehe

tonni said...

Loving your lovely MS2. Am up to clue 4 on one side, finished clue 3 on the other.

FF&L will probably be my next project also. Thinking of using zephyr in garnet or juniper and smaller needles than the pattern calls for to make more dense.

Opal said...

I'm knitting with a dark blue right now too. I find that putting a light colour cloth underneath it helps enormously as well. Your stole is looking marvelous darling! ;-)