Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Mystery Shawl 3 Progress At Last!!

Yahoo! As my Canadian friends say, "I am chuffed!!!" I have reached Row 50 of Mystery Shawl 3. The whole thing was frogged at about Row 30, due to finding a bad error way down, and there's been a fair bit of tinking, but - hey, this is my FIRST laceweight project!! It's quite clear that this project will be worked using my glasses, not my contacts, due to those occasions when I need to see the stitches from less than 6in away. For instance, when tinking a purl row and the stitches seem to have vanished into the yarn. Nonetheless, TA DA, here it is!!!

This is Treenway bombyx silk, 20/2 gauge, in a pale cameo color. And I am definitely using lifelines, about every inch. I take out the one passed by and put it in at the new row. I have about a jillion yards of crochet thread, nearly any color I need. (Thanks, Mom.)


I had a great idea about a holder for the big charts!! I've dug out a big cookie sheet and, with some 1/2in x 4in magnet strips (Michaels, $2 for 5), I should be able to spread out most of the 2-page chart.

11 comments:

Sarah-Hope said...

Genius idea on the pattern holder!

I finished clue two last night and was quite pleased with myself. Mine's looking much more solid, since I'm doing it in heavier yarn.

Lisa W. said...

Barbara that looks amazing! love it. And great idea about the cookie sheet. I set one up on a music stand and sandwiched the chart between the cookie sheet and those strip magnets! whoo hoo! and have a place to hold the highlighter. (had an old..wedding gift old...air bake cookie sheet that was ready to retire!)

Madge said...

Congrats on your MS3! It looks great, and you should be well chuffed, conquering the lace weight as you are!

You're the mother of invention, too...the cookie sheet idea is faboo.

Yay!

benne said...

MS3 looks beautiful, Barbara. Laceweight - no problem. ;-} Good idea on the cookie sheet. Anything to keep from using one for actual cooking. HA!

sk said...

Barbara: that looks very pretty. You have to show me sometime.

Ellen Bloom said...

Hey Barbara! Looks like you're conquering lace knitting! Nice work!

Made any toe-up socks lately?

Martha said...

Great idea using the cookie sheet! I'm going to use one too! I just finished row 68, so I'm really behind, but I'm proud of my work for a first time lace project. Enjoyed your blog. I'll be back!

Joan said...

Your cookie sheet idea totally rocks, CBM! Shawl looks lovely. I haven't started mine yet.

smariek said...

Very clever with the cookie sheet! Gotta remember that one. Can't wait to see more of MS3. Wow, lace weight! How exciting! I'm still stuck at WW/DK....

smariek said...

Ack! I left a comment here, and Blogger ate it. Grrr...

Your cooking sheet idea is very clever. Looking forward to seeing more of your MS3. Wow, lace weight! That's so exciting! I'm still stuck at WW/DK...

SooZ said...

Your mystery shawl looks wonderful. I had to smile when I read about your shift to glasses v.s contact lenses while doing lace work. I am having to do alot of tackling in the vision challenge too.