1/20/08

Swayed

What is it about mystery Knit-A-Longs that makes them appealing. Really, other people are picking your projects for you. Yet, I was really sorry when I missed the Mystic Waters Shawl and even sorrier that I missed Secret of the Stole. I did the Mystery Stole 3 and, very sorry, but I hated the asymmetrical wing. Now that is ripped back to the middle and sitting on my mantle waiting for SOME second half inspiration.

But missing some sweet shawl KALs really rankles. So I signed up for two recently and have really lucked out on the first one so far. I am in Secret of the Stole II (SOTSII) and loving it. Clue One was an easy, one sitting, almost mindless, pleasant knit. I had been working with the yarn and needle combo recently so I did not swatch but dived right in. What fun. Knitpicks Shadow in Redwood Forest on sale and from stash, Options #4 needles and my cd case to contain the yarn. Happy knitter.


I also signed up for Mystic Light KAL which I believe is still open. It doesn't start for a while. Even if I work on it late, I will have the files this way.

Between the shawl KALs and Selbu stuff, I feel like I am knitting flotsam once again. I almost fear reading what other people are blogging lest I look down on my needles and see it there. I do have a brain in my head, you know. I just wish my hands and needles could figure that out too.

5 comments:

Christie said...

Love the cd spindle idea! I've been tossing them when empty; not anymore! From your previous post ... have you tried Alton Brown's Moo-less Chocolate pie made with tofu? It even fools tofu haters.

Nautical Knitter said...

Love your completed hint #1! And I have to say what a ridiculously clever idea to use a cd spindle. Kudos to you!

Friday's hint is just 4 days away...

Gretch said...

I always love learning about new KALs. Thanks for the hint!

Linda said...

I don'w know what it is about mystery KALs but I am easily sucked in to KAL's that involve shawls. Part of the impetus for signing up is the fear that if I don't, I can't get the pattern and what if it is a good one? I did participate in MS 2 and loved it but MS3 didn't do anything for me and I stopped and frogged it. I suppose as long as I don't mind doing that, there is nothing wrong with signing up for several different ones. One thing I don't do is critcize the designer if the pattern doesn't suit me. That's the risk you take when you sign up for that kind of thing, I think. I just signed up for the mystic light KAL thanks to you. Enjoy.

patricia said...

I just love KALs, my first is the secret of the stoleii, I'm behind but I like the experience and I also enrolled for mystic light (same reason as you, if I'm slow, at least I'll have the pattern)