Thursday, July 5, 2007

Mystery Stole 3 First Clue Completed for Summer of Lace

Mystery Stole 3 Clue 1 is completed - Carin is ahead of the rest of us and believe it or not, she made lots of progress on other projects too.... How beautiful is this! She is using Lornas Laces Helens Lace in Pewter with turquoise beads....mmmm... yummy!
We have had several people talking about, and joining, into the Mystery Stole 3 - it is lots of fun.... I have to keep this short.... I still have 48 rows to go before midnight tonight or I am told I will turn into a pumpkin (or maybe just be a little behind on the first clue!) :)
There is still time to join into the fun - signup closes tomorrow. We are going to be meeting here at the Yarn and Fiber Company on Fridays to work on the stole during the afternoon and possibly early evening if there is interest - interested? Give us a call, email or a shout and we will start planning out the Stole Party!
The Yarn Harlot joined the fun and posted a gorgeous picture on her blog; it appears she was coerced by Moth Heaven (who we met last week and is a simply wonderful!) and it appears we coerced her... hee hee..... Who's next!!!!!
Ahh, Summer of Lace - we just love it!

Monday, July 2, 2007

Fifi has arrived, Interweave Felt Magazine and Mystery Stole 3

Hello Everyone and Happy Fourth to You All!!!!!!!!!!!
So, who's lacing? We want to know! We are all busily working on our Mystery Stole 3's Carin, of course is in the lead - she is on Row 75 - I am only on row 43, but I have done row 39 - 43 about four times now and haven't gotten really good at backtracking lace and finding the missing yarn-over! We have put a folder in the Mystery Stole 3 files - ours is called The Yarn and Fiber Company and Carin's swatch is sitting in this folder - we will be posting up our finished Chart A&B pixs hopefully by Wednesday.
Yarn Over, did you say, that is code word for "look this way" thanks to Maureen who is busily working on her Neverending Shawl using Cherry Tree Hill Oceania. Everytime she reaches a yarn over, she says yarn over and we all yell YARN OVER... We have way too much fun! If this doesn't make any sense, then you are not spending enough time here.

Fifi patterns from French Girl Knits have arrived - another wonderful KnitAlong that we are doing through the Sexy Knitters Club Blog. These are new versions of Fifi with corrections made and we are shipping them out faster than you can say YARN OVER! The pattern calls for five to seven balls of Rowans Calmer yarn and I must say, the photos and directions are wonderful!

And lastly, for today, Interweaves Felt and Piecework magazines have arrived.... Interweave Felt is a special issue and is amazing with tremendous patterns and directions for wet felting, knitted felted, felted balls, felted this, and felted that!