Monday, July 9, 2007

Knitter Down (Adriana)

Last weekend I helped my parents move into their beautiful new house. Unfortunately, the next day I got laid out with a nasty flu bug which kept throwing new symptoms at me everyday. I forced myself to work through it for most of last week which definitely left no energy for knitting. On Friday, SpillyJane emailed to say that she was being tempted by the Mystery Stole 3. I encourage her to join but I said that I had too much on the go right now and, since I was still sick, lace was definitely over my head. But then the Harlot posted about her experience being drawn over to the dark side and the next thing I knew I'd signed up too.
I decided to use the dye-your-own laceweight I've had sitting in the stash for over a year but not to include beads since that would make things too complicated.
I cast on Friday after work and knit continuously until I finished the first clue Saturday evening (Spilly and I had fun emailing back and forth checking on each other's progress).
It was really nice to have this project to get me through the weekend spent resting on the couch. I knit the majority of it during a Bridget Jones marathon on Saturday.

Here are the pictures of the first clue:

Close up of the beautiful edging

Close up of the centre panel

This is one of the most beautiful things I have ever made. I love watching the pattern become clear as I knit it. It reminds me of a medieval tapestry. I started the second clue yesterday and have done 20 out of 50 rows. I'm trying to avoid seeing pictures of it until I am done my own because I don't want the surprise to be ruined. I will post pictures once I'm done.

P.S. The Coupling-at-Sea socks are done but I've been took sick to get some good pictures. I'll try to do that soon.


Heather G. said...

You people and your mystery stoles!

I can't wait to see your coupling socks... and hooray for your parents making their move! Hope you are fully recovered now, if not, soon!

Bertha said...

Aw, I am sorry you are feeling so crappy! I will look forward to your mystery stole progress! I love the idea of that, but have way to much on my plate right now to attempt it myself, so I will be happy to live vicariously through you!

Rosemary aka fabricfan said...

Glad you are feeling well enough to knit. I could never do a lace mystery, I have enough trouble when I can see the picture. How many clues are there, it is beautiful so far.

spillyjane said...

looking good! i'm well into Clue 2 now.

Sam said...

Poor Dee. That really sucks. I hope you feel better soon. At least you have your mystery shawl to give you woolly comfort.

Azura said...

I tried to follow the link to see what the heck a mystery stole was, and apparently I need to join before they tell me. I'm curious how it works!

And Yay for your parents being close! but BOO for you being sick :(