Incipient madness?

OK, we all know I’m not a joiner and get far too competitive and get frustrated when I don’t have enough creative input on a project – all of which clearly explains why I’ve signed up for Mystery Stole 3.  Also, I don’t have enough of any one laceweight yarn for the project, so I’m not just knitting along, I’m spinning along, too.  Because I don’t have enough to do with my time as it is.

Actually, it’s a great incentive; I currently have no ‘must do right now’ project burning a hole in my brain, so joining in with a group of other people and finding out what I’m knitting as I go along seems like a whole bunch of fun.

I’m spinning some Wensleydale/Teeswater blend top for this yarn.  On Monday night/early Tuesday I managed to sample 18 metres of 26wpi 2-ply yarn.  For reference, Zephyr Wool/Silk, the yarn used by the stole’s designer, Melanie, is 30wpi, so I’m not a million miles out.  And in my defence, I thought it was 24wpi when I started spinning my sample, so I’m pretty pleased with my precision spinning!  (Luck.  It was all luck.  Believe me.)

18 metres, 5.3 g.  Cute, no?

It swatched up pretty well too, on 2.75 3.75 mm needles:

I’ve spun about 20g of singles tonight; that’s about 1/10 of what I need to do for the shawl.  Not including plying.  Hmmm….

I have to thank Dawn for clueing me in to this KAL.  If you want to join too – hurry hurry hurry!!  The gates close on July 6, and the first clue will be released this Friday! (June 29).

I also need to apologise to all the people whose lovely comments I haven’t replied to yet.  I will, just as soon as I find out how not to be a crappy correspondent.

Also, Ravelry?  Totally awesome.  Come find me there as I slowly enter my data – my username is yarninmypocket.  I need more hours in the day, and days in the week.  Bigtime.


  • This is one of the better-looking swatches I’ve seen — and I’ve looked at most of them, I think! Stockinette looks great, holes are clear; I’d say you have a winner!

    28th June 2007
  • That’s a gorgeous swatch. Far more pretty than the Zephyr and I should know, I am on my second ball of the stuff. x

    2nd July 2007

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