Anyone up for a Mystery?
OK, this weekend I had what could be called a brainstorm, a flash of inspiration, or just a really silly idea...you tell me. First a little explanation. Many moons ago, I was a quilter (I guess I still am but quilting is not my primary activity on my own time now). In quilting there is a creature called a "Mystery Quilt." You would get a supply list for the project, and once you had your supplies, you would get the "clues." These would be the directions for the quilt. You would only do a little each week (or month, depending on how often clues were released), not really knowing what your finished project was going to look like until the end. It was above all, a leap of faith in the designer but it was also really fun. The thrill of the unknown, in a quilty kind of way. Another thing it was, was low stress. You could only do so much until you had to wait for the next "clue." OK, here's where we get to my idea. I wondered, why couldn't we do something like this in knitting? So here's what I think... If there are enough people interested, I will do a Mystery Stole for you. It will involve lace knitting (come on, you can do yarn overs) and the finished size will be about the size of the Feather and Fan wrap I finished last week (20-24 x 72-80 inches or so, whatever). I was planning on setting it up as a Yahoo group, like any other Knitalong. I'd like to see how many people are interested and if we get 10 or 15 or even more, I'll post the supply list and the group sign up information later this week. We'd actually start the knitting in late May or early June and I'm thinking one clue a week for 5 or 6 weeks. I'm using handspun yarn but that doesn't mean you have to. The new laceweight yarns over at KnitPicks would be perfect for this, and you can't beat the price. The pattern is my own design and I'll do it for free so there is no pattern charge. So, leave a comment to let me know who's in and get the word out to all your friends and we'll see if this is a really great idea or if I should just keep my ideas to myself.