Summer Mystery…

Nope, it’s not a mystery that summer is not here yet…

Just because I stumbled onto this site just in time… Well… I felt it was a sign that I should do this!  (are you laughing)  I have started 3 different KAL and finished ZERO!  Maybe this time will be different.  I am very excited to get started so that means I MUST finish my mom’s sweater very quickly.  The status of her sweater is that I just need to finish one sleeve, block and add buttons… Oh baby, I am sooo close now!

First challenge… picking the yarn to use for this wonderful little KAL.

This was my first choice...

I love this yarn and have had it in my stash for a few years now.  It’s Flying Sheep BFL (it says DK, but I thought it was lighter than that)  660 yards per skien and super beautiful. 

Nope, I guess this isn’t the right yarn.

 So back to the yarn closet and there I see the gorgeous Blue Moon Geisha yarn in Orange Red Clover Honey color.  This yarn is soooo soft and beautiful and has 995 yards!  It is fingering yarn, and even though I can’t seem to get the correct gauge, it’s pretty close and I think it’s a keeper.

just right

This yarn seems to have just a touch of a halo, but I think it will be OK.

If you are curious about this KAL and thinking you might want to join in you should go to Wendy Knits blog.  I’m going to copy from her blog the timeline of the clues.

Timing

The next piece of the pattern will be released on Tuesday (May 17) — There are a total of five parts of the pattern — here is the release schedule:

  • Preliminary Information — cast-on and set-up — today (May 15)
  • Part One — Chart A, 12 rows — Tuesday, May 17, around 4:30pm
  • Part Two — Chart B, 12 rows — Sunday, May 22, around 11:00am
  • Part Three — Chart C, 72 rows — Thursday. May 26, around 4:30pm
  • Part Four — Chart D, 20 rows, and finishing instructions — Thursday June 2, around 4:30pm

Note that Part Three is a big chunk — I wanted it to be released before Memorial Day weekend (here in the U.S.) so those of you who have extra knitting time can indulge. But remember, because you are knitting from the bottom up, the rows get shorter and shorter, so it is not as daunting as it sounds!

That’s the schedule. However, you are welcome to knit at your own speed. If you prefer, wait until the entire pattern is released and start then. No pressure here!

Ok, now you have some of the info, and there is a thread for this project on Ravelry if you go here.

Well the next time I post we will see if my mom’s sweater is done, and if I have changed my mind again on the yarn I will use, or if I am even still knitting on this new Mystery Shawlette! 

Have a good week!

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One response to “Summer Mystery…

  1. Hi….This isn’t a comment about knitting, although I do know how. I also crochet, do needlepoint and embroidery. Learned all of those at my granny’s knee, so-to-speak. ….. I’m writing to you today, however, because Google alerted me to the name of one of Dixie Cash’s books popping up on your blog. My sister and I *are* Dixie Cash and we want to thank you for listening to “Don’t Make Me Choose between You and My Shoes.” Hope you enjoyed the zaniness of Debbie Sue and Edwina and hope you’ll listen to more of Dixie Cash. Thanks again!

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