Monday, June 9, 2008

Completed Mystic Meadows Clue 1

I've been working on the first clue of the Mystic Meadows KAL this week. What a blast! It's really a lovely design, and I'm enjoying the fact that it's in a fingering weight yarn rather than a lace weight. It's so much fun to see lace work up this quickly!

I've been using KnitPicks Gloss in Woodland Sage. It's a Merino/Silk blend, and the silk gives it a really nice drape. Here's a look at the first clue.

My favorite part is that it has some nifty little bobbles. I love bobbles... all dimensional work, actually. I think it's just so cool to have your knitting pop right off the surface! Aren't they just adorable?

Judging from the abbreviations/stitch list, and the charts for Clue 2, which just came out today, there are some other interesting little tid bits ahead. Can't wait!

I tried something new for keeping my place on the charts this time. I never really had much luck with magnets, and mostly resorted to scratching out finished lines with a pen. But this time I found this highlighter tape.

It's very cool stuff. You just tape it on -- either over the current line or above or below, whatever way you like to work -- and when you've finished a row, it just peels up and repositions with no damage to the chart. One piece of tape can be used all the way up the page. It's also inexpensive. Take a look here to order.

The only thing keeping me from Clue 2 is the mate for this little puppy.

You remember Erica's socks? They were a little time-killer until the KAL started. Unfortunately, we are about 1 week from the end of the school year, and I've said Erica will have her socks by then. Two socks. One for each foot. Did I mention my SSS problem?


deb accuardi said...

The stole looks beautiful! I am quite far behind and I love to see what it will be looking like soon:) Great idea using the highlighter tape. I haven't seen that before.

Polly said...

Where do you get the highlighter tape? I've only ever gotten it has a gift, and I am scared of using it and running out (yeah I get the oxymoron)

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