Sunday, June 17, 2007

A Taste for Lace

Despite my moaning about all the UFOs I have, I've gone and succumbed to 'startitis.' I joined the Mystery Stole 3 KAL. I've done enough lace knitting so that I 'understand' the concept, but I've never embarked on this large a project...but I'm not alone. Judging from the e-mails to the Yahoo group, there are alot of people who are developing a taste for lace, or are hoping to. So far there are over 1800 people signed up. There are actually shortages of Zepher yarn in white being reported, not to mention a run on beads. I don't think anyone anticipated this level of response.

Just to prove I can knit some lace:

this is a scarf I am currently working on. I adapted the Knitty pattern "Convertible" by Rebecca Hatcher. I've done some lacy I'm beginning to feel a bit overwhelmed at the thought of the shawl.

On the good news side - I won a book from Wiley, the publisher of "Charmed Knits" as part of the Charmed Knits KAL. Since I don't buy lottery tickets, I rarely win anything, actually, even if I do buy lottery tickets, I very rarely win. I was given a list of their craft books to chose from, and choose one on spinning. Winning could be dangerous.


Yarn Thing said...

Looks like a lot of fun!


Stefaneener said...

Spinning is like falling down a long long well. And waking up like Alice.

I never win anything, so good for you. The lacy stuff is very pretty.

Now that I'm writing third-grade declarative sentences, I'll go to bed! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Nerdy Knitter said...

Glad you're with us in MS3--the final number might be over 4000--that's a lot of knitters!