Friday, June 29, 2007
Knitting into the Mystery
No, not the book by that name. Instead: Mystery Stole 3!
Having just finished my second Adamas (which will blocked and unveiled by early next week), I was all set for the release of the first clue this morning.
What fun! The knitting begins at a point, although the final product will be a stole. While some have suggested it could be knit on the bias, I and many others are pretty sure it is simply a pointed-ended straight-knit rectangle. And what a relief! My cast-on edges are either tight or very uneven, so starting with a cast-on of two stitches is very much to my liking.
The pattern is lots of fun to knit, at least so far. And the beading is, after a couple of tries at the very beginning, starting to seem easy-peasy. As a matte gray-and-tan kind of person, I was a little nervous about trying the beads. The beads I chose are extremely subtle--perhaps so subtle as to make the beading a time-consuming waste of time. But I like learning the new skill and I like the weight the beads will add to the shawl.
On to the next chart!