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Friday, June 29, 2007

Attack of the Frostrosen Blob!

It really does look like a 60's Sci Fi Horror Monster doesn't it, kind of blobbing across the floor? It can't spread out on the needles any more so it just looks kind of stringy and sad. This is the Green Moss Shawl from Heirloom Knitting that I'm doing in my handspun yarn Frostrosen, which was originally a set of Kitchen Sink Batts from Kary. I've got about 20 more rows until I start knitting the lace edging along the top edge and then I'm done! I'm going to put some serious time into this over this weekend and see if I can't get it finished up. It got put aside while I got the Mystery Stole knit up and the group going, but I really want to get it finished because the color is perfect for Summer.

I thought I'd answer a couple of questions from previous posts. Several of you were asking about the red sock blockers I had the socks on in Wednesday's post. I got those from The Loopy Ewe. They are a heavy weight plastic (about 3/16 of an inch thick) and while they didn't match the socks I showed on them very well, I thought they looked fun and would make photographing socks for the blog easier. If you haven't checked out The Loopy Ewe yet, go take a look, even if you're not in the market for sock blockers. (They also have some nice classic wooden ones if red isn't your thing.) Their sock yarn stock turns over very quickly, sometimes a new sock yarn sells out the first day it's put on the site!

For those of you who are wondering about Mystery Stole 3, YES! You can still sign up! The first clue was posted this morning but it's not too late to get in on the fun. When I post Clue 2 next Friday morning, I will be closing the group to new members. This keeps the group on track better as far as where we are in the stole and theoretically does do a bit of crowd control. (We currently have a membership of 3426 so I'm pretty sure any crowd control theories have been thrown out the window at this point.) The text portions of the pattern are being translated from English to German, French, Italian, Dutch, and Spanish so if you know someone who might be interested, but who is concerned that their English isn't good enough to do this, please let them know! The charts are also being translated from chart form into a written out version for those of you who can't knit from charts. Come join the fun if you aren't already signed up for this group. We'll see how many emails your inbox can handle at once! CLICK HERE to get to the group's site and then you can sign up.



Anonymous Ria said...

Nice blob! :p

I'm looking forward to casting on for the MS3 project. I've never done anything like this before, but I'm a sucker for lace, and so couldn't resist joining.

8:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think this is a little like a mystery, since I can't tell what it will look like when you finish it. For those of us who don't knit, but like to see what you create, this is kind of like our own mystery stole! : ) Mindy

9:36 AM  
Blogger Enid said...

beutiful color Melany....Can't wait to see it all finish. Can you share some of your knitting time with this mamma in Lubbock..lol!

10:23 AM  
Anonymous Lynne said...

I just cast on MS3 - looking over the charts, you are a Lace Goddess.

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the color of frostrosen. It'll be so pretty when it's finished. Can't wait to see it blocked. :)

12:43 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Blob looking now Yes but not for long I'm sure... and the color is perfect. Love It!

12:56 PM  
Blogger Hattie said...

The blob I'm sure will be fabulous! I can't wait to see it all blocked out.

3:16 PM  
Blogger Romi said...

*Lovely* color.

And I finally signed up. :)

10:03 PM  
Blogger Tijm said...

About the Mystery Stole 3:
Because my English isn't that good, I was happy to see that there was a
Dutch translation.
When I asked this lady if she translate all of the clues of the Mystery
Stole 3, she told me that here help wasn't nessecery any more because
someone else is going to do this job.
I hope so, because it's much easier for me to read the clues in Dutch.
Can someone tell me who is going to translate all of this fun in

1:25 AM  
Blogger Aurora said...

I knew I could count on you for a "Pink Fix." Love ya!

11:04 AM  
Anonymous kelly said...

I checked out the herloom knitting pattern because I'd love to make it, too. I was a little surprised at the price - is it really a $20 pattern?

11:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Melanie, I love your frostrosen shawl. It is just the prettiest color, nice for summer indeed. I have started on the Mystery Stole 3 and am doing it in Lady Slipper Zephyr with raspberry beads. So far I haven't made any mistakes but have added one lifeline to keep myself straight. I'm going slowly and patiently, trying not to work too much and get so tired I start making mistakes then get frantic. So far, it's beautiful. I love the pale pink. One of my favorite colors. By the way, when you were talking about getting back to pink sock yarn I thought of the flamingo stripe color from Lorna's Laces. It is REALLY Pink and lovely. I balled one skein tonight and plan to work on it some tomorrow, I guess, if I don't get dragged to see the MIL who is very ill. It's not that I don't just love her it's that I'm terrible with sick folk.
Ann in Dallas, Texas

3:17 AM  
Blogger Ammerins said...

I wonder if there are enough knitters to warrant a mention in the Guinness Book of World Records...

9:04 AM  

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