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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Something Red


The big secret red blur is pretty much out of the bag at this point. In some ways this is nice because now I can work on it on the blog and don't have to find separate blog fodder, but in other ways it's sad because I can't surprise you with the "extra" for the MS3 pattern.

Yes, the red blur (which in true red fashion is photographing as a different red each time I take a picture of it) is a stole with two wings. When I decided on this year's theme for the Mystery Stole, I knew I wanted to have the extra as a stole design with two wings. Why? Because I've never met a person yet who hasn't wondered what it would be like to fly. Even those who are afraid of heights have watched a bird fluttering from tree to tree or a hawk riding the thermals high in the air and wondered what it would feel like to be the bird or hawk, even for only a few minutes. The wings on the stole won't let you fly, but sometimes the symbolism of wings and the freedom they represent to us can mean more than actual flight to our hearts. And also, wings are pretty cool!

Legal disclaimer here: if you attempt to fly while wearing the winged stole you are a menace to yourself and society and any and all injuries incurred during your moment of stupidity are completely your own and I hope you give it some serious consideration as you lay moaning in the hospital trying to heal your broken body. Thank you.



Blogger Gammy aka Peggy said...

How cool!!!! I can't wait to see it. AND knit it. Thanks for all the summer fun. :)

7:48 AM  
Blogger Vicki said...

Can not wait to see how that turns out. I love the idea :)

8:29 AM  
Anonymous Cathy R. said...

Yes, but the red, two winged stole will lend such an air of elegance to you as you lie in the hospital bed, moaning and healing!

9:05 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Oh, I was hoping for this! I can't quite envision how the asymmetrical shawl will look yet and, honestly, I've been waiting to see before proceeding on mine. But I knew I wanted one that had two wings. It's just such a great idea! And I have a friend named Angel, so a two-winged shawl will make a perfect and very special gift for her. :)

9:39 AM  
Blogger Annalea said...

Woo-hoo! That's going to make one gorgeous stole. Can't wait to knit it. . . . ;o)

9:56 AM  
Blogger aj said...

P R E T T Y !!!

And your legal disclaimer is hilarious.

10:07 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

ha ha, you're too funny! I love your stole, and the colors look gorgeous!

10:19 AM  
Anonymous Esther Joy said...

Hilarious legal disclaimer! I cannot wait to see the finished product!

10:26 AM  
Anonymous PJ said...

You always have the best surprises for us!

10:43 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

I can't wait to try this! I'm loving my mystery stole... I just have to catch up! Thank you for such beautiful patterns!

10:57 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Yay! *dances in happiness* Thank you so much for that. I was having nightmares of trying to work it out on my own and failing miserably...

11:19 AM  
Blogger Tiny Tyrant said...

absolutely love the disclaimer.

Cannot wait to see the red thing blocked.

1:33 PM  
Blogger samantha said...

I'm going to knit the two winged stole for myself in a self dyed marigold color. I'm knitting the original MS3 for my mother.

I'm so excited to see yours finished!

2:00 PM  
Blogger AnneB said...

Hi Melanie!
You are doing a tremendous job on the MS3 KAL! And I really enjoy reading your blog. I have nominated you as a Rockin’ Girl Blogger started by Roberta Ferguson (http://www.robertaferguson.com/2007/06/18/why-not-start-something/). For more information see http://www.robertaferguson.com/2007/06/29/rockin-girl-blogger-update/
Best AnneB

2:29 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

(Just an FYI - I think you're a Rockin' Blogger. I posted details on my site.)

7:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hm, interesting -- I was picturing something without the middle cat's-paw section, and may yet try to fiddle something along that line of thinking together when MS3 is finished...

3:38 AM  
Blogger Mary Kay said...

We all have wings...but don't know why???? Something like that... Thank you for my summer fun with MS3. You are the BEST!

10:52 AM  
Blogger Dorothy said...

I'm so glad you decided to do up a pattern with two wings. I am a symmetry type of girl and although I opted out of putting the wing in the Mystery Stole, I really loved it and was hoping you were going to put that in the for sale pattern as an extra.

7:45 AM  
Blogger jeanius said...

okay, i like idea of wings, and am soooo glad i signed up for the MS3 (thank you!)
this has been my first lace project, but i much better like the idea of a two winged stole, so i will wait, and buy the pattern when it's up for sale! YAY! so pretty....

5:54 PM  

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