Sunday, February 20, 2011

BRRRR...

After a few nice days, it is cold again.  Sigh... 
I have been keeping busy as always.  I'm working on some quilting projects, as well as doing another mystery knit.  Thank goodness for this knit-a-longs.  I got stuck on row 30 and thought about how to do it for days until someone in the group explained (actually drew a picture) what to do.  So I am finished with the first clue.
The project is a semi circular shawl, based on a crown in Fellowship of the Ring. I have the bottom of the thing pinned together, but it will be grafted in the end, and that little lace edge will be the top of the shawl ( the part that goes by the neck).  I wasn't going to do the beads (5,000 for the project... yes, you read it correctly) but, I gave in when I visited the big bead store a couple of towns over.  The yarn is a hand dye called 'fog'.  I wasn't sure about it, but it is perfect.  And I didn't  want high contrast on the beads which are taupe crystal, and they are perfect.  I have no idea what I will do with a sparkly shawl, but it is a challenge.  Much like making miniature quilts.  They are a challenge, and aren't much use, except for looking at and marveling over. Lace looks totally different after it is blocked.  I won't be able to show you until I am finished because I don't have large enough cables on my needles.   I think that there are six clues and this is the first.

I hope that you all have had a good weekend.  Be back soon!

3 comments:

kwiltmakr said...

It is beautiful so far and I like the yarn your using. I can't imagine that many beads, wow.

Robin said...

I'm doing this KAL also but haven't gotten my beads yet so didn't start knitting.

Rian said...

Saw the storm on the weather today (I check out NE Ohio cuz my kid lives there)...boy you-all have had your share of snow and stuff this winter.

That's a real purty thing your making there.