Wednesday, September 10, 2008

With a little (lot) of help from my friends!

I finally got the first three rows of the Mystery Shawl 4 done. Shelly's tip about laying the needles down on the shelf (that's the shelf you get when you sit - yup - only the lucky ones have one LOL) and pulling out a long loop for the bead, did the trick. This is lace weight yarn and teeny, tiny beads - as you can see in the first picture. The second picture - a close-up shows
the beads are actually on there! The yarn actually has more green in it than the picture shows.
And if you too would like to experience the frustration - er - I mean joy of knitting with lace and beads, it's not too late to sign up - you have until September 12 and you can sign up here.

And here is my starter for the Traveling Scarf Swap. It's a free style Noro knit and crochet and I think the finished product will be a work of art!
This group is closed but there are new groups opening up all the time on the Traveling Scarves group on Ravelry.
This was knit from some leftover Noro Kuryon in the Old Shale pattern.
I CO 26 sts and K 4 rows, then started the pattern adding a two stitch garter border on each side.
Row 1: (K2 tog) 2 times, *(yo, k1) 3 times, yo, (k2tog) 2 times, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 2: Purl
Row 3. Knit
Row 4: Knit
It's 5 1/2 inches wide and I did the pattern for about 5 inches and then added 4 rows of garter stitch.
12 other people will add to this scarf before it makes it's way back to me - and I'll be adding on to 12 other scarves. Can't wait to see what it looks like.


SimplyMe said...

WTG JANE!!!!! I'm so proud of DID IT!!!

Now, you KNOW there are more beads in that one row than in the rest of the clue 1, right?

Yep. I thought I heard a loud AMEN from that direction

Aunt Kathy said...

I have a whole bookcase... you only have a shelf lol

nananananana, lol