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Monday, June 25, 2007

Good News, Bad News, and Good News

The Good News is that I finished knitting the design for Mystery Stole 3. I have corrected the charts and it is done and blocking. I'm very excited about this year's design, but of course I designed it too. We have probably cleared the 3000 mark for Knit Along members, since last night we had 2900+ and we are adding around 100 a day. This means we have quadrupled the first year's number (760+) and we are getting pretty close to tripling last year's number (1061). I'm very excited about this and about the huge percentage of international knitters who are joining us this year. Of course on Friday, when the first clue gets posted, we might very well kill Yahoo as everyone tries to log in and get it.

The Bad News is that I can't show you a picture, because of the whole "Mystery" part of it. Don't worry, by the first of next week, pictures will probably be popping up all over the blogosphere as the group knits Clue 1.

The Good News is that now that I'm done knitting on the stole, I can go back to my regularly scheduled knitting and spinning and have a fresh supply of blog fodder each day.

Finn would also like everyone to know that Friday, when he posed with the sock, he wasn't eating it, he was resting his chin on it very gently and didn't even drool on it. He is a very good fiber dog and apart from the occasional snuffle of processed fiber and attempting to roll stealthily in raw fleece, he doesn't mess with my fiber and has certainly never harmed any of it.



Blogger Jenneke said...

Wow, 3000 members! That is amazing!

6:41 AM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

How Exciting!!! This is going to be the best yet! Bring on Clue 1!!
Thanks so much Melanie and Congratulations to Finn for being a Fiber friend.

6:50 AM  
Blogger 'chelle said...

I saw the number at a little over 2900 this morning and my jaw hit the floor! I'm excited to get started with Clue 1. And I bet you're excited to be done with the design! :-) Finn looks like a good little helper.

8:13 AM  
Blogger Bridget said...

If I had the nerve, I'd sign up, but not being very experienced with lace, I figured I should wait ...

Finn looks like a good boy!

8:14 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

What a good dog! Finn really is a magnificent animal, especially as he is very fiber conscious!

Good luck on your stole!

9:08 AM  
Blogger Kat said...

Finn seems like a very sweet dog, and I'm sure it's all due to his person/owner/filler-of-food-bowls. :-)

I'm looking forward to the first clue!

10:42 AM  
Blogger Rhonda said...

Wow, 3000 people knitting the same thing ... and have no idea what it'll look like ahead of time. Amazing!

A fiber conscious dog is the best kind to have!

10:43 AM  
Anonymous Kristin said...

Oh yeah - I meant to comment on that photo. I could totally see what Finn was doing - he was protecting and enjoying his "treasure"! My dog rests his chin on stuff too, maybe a bone or some little thing he's found that he's playing with and wants to protect. He does it to bugs he finds.

2:19 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

In my experience, Finn will be a Very Good Dog until he is a teenager, when he will suddenly develop random lapses in hearing (can openers he'll still be able to hear; the word NO will have no impact whatsoever), as well as suddenly appalling behavior. (For example, my last golden retriever would retrieve underwear out of the neighbor's house. Dirty underwear. There was no way I was going to return a pair of dirty, but now drooled-upon, underwear.) I'm just warning you so you sufficient time to build an addition on the house to lock away your stash in.

3:46 PM  
Anonymous Cathy-Cate said...

I'm glad you clarified Finn's photo op -- I really thought he was ingesting the sock!
Waiting oh-so-patiently for Friday --

8:31 PM  
Blogger Angelika said...

Can hardly wait until friday and wish my dog was so gentle with fiber. She treads it in a totally different way.

9:24 PM  
Blogger Susan Pandorf said...

What a relief! There have been too many deaths in the sock family already today! Don;t think I could take another. See blog for the whole ugly story, if you're interested...


BTW, I would sign up for the mystery shawl KAL, because I love your patterns, but I figure I have enough problems following lace ditrections when they AREN'T a mystery! So I'll content myself with knitting your Cherry Blossom shawl.

10:56 AM  
Anonymous Dana Schultz said...

Is it too late to sign up for the mystery shawl? Yes, I have the Hanami OTN and Scheherazade in the wings waiting, but what the heck, I love lace!

I love your work!


9:54 AM  
Blogger UniquelymeNana said...

Is it too late to sign up for the Mystery shawl? I would love to give this a try it sounds so exciting!!

6:19 AM  

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