Friday, August 17, 2007

I Quit

No, no, not blogging! Nor knitting - good heavens, I'd eat myself into 20 more pounds!!

I'm quitting Mystery Stole 3. I made it to Row 75 - or was it 79? Whatever. The newest and last clue was posted today, along with hints about blocking. And y'know what? I'm not gonna do it.

My pattern stash has dozens of drop-dead gorgeous laceweight patterns in it. I buy patterns in nearly SABLE quantities, but,while I may grudgingly agree that yarn will exist in the future outside of my own stash, patterns do become OOP. In fact, I recently bought several more:

I haven't a clue which of these or the other laceweight shawl or scarf patterns I have that I'm going to try. But the more I look at the Mystery Stole, the less I'm thinking that I want to spend the time to make something that I don't really love.

So I'm gonna take my jump rope, ah, laceweight yarn, and go home.

12 comments:

Grace Yaskovic said...

i knit sherherazade in didn't care for it, I used KP alpaca cloud but just the whole design didn't do it for me Beltane is on my list. I too have pretty much chucked the idea of Mystery Stole 3 I haven't been awestruck by any of the WIP's I have seen, and I am glad I waited I really think I need to do Wing of the Moth and the Bee's shawl, a few more of Goddess Knits (Beltane) and of course SK's new ones

grumperina said...

This is exactly why I didn't knit along. I decided that I'm not in any sort of rush... Lace is time consuming and I want to see what I'm knitting before I commit to it! If I love it, would it be so terrible to have the Mystery Stole a few months after everyone else? I think not :) Good for you!

Madge said...

I commend your decision. LOL all us OOPs knitters seem to be of a similar mind...though I may make a symmetrical version of MS3 since I've gotten as far as I have...someday...or not. Good thing yarn doesn't go stale!

Sarah-Hope said...

I'm leaning the same way you are, though still playing with options. I'm considering taking the lace wing pattern and knitting the second half of the stole in that, but not doing it on the bias as a wing. If I try it, I'll plan it so the stole will be pointed on the first end, straight on the second.

Meanwhile, I need to observe that you have been a wonderful example of a bad influence--I nipped straight over to Goddess Knits and ordered four shawl patterns.

Thanks!

Grace Yaskovic said...

me again On Ravelry I saw one finished, and wow it was awesome, I wonder if anyone has thought of doing the wing on each end and no point at all It would be incredible that way. The Goddess Knit patterns are definitely up there in my favorites, her charts are flawless

Having a Knit Fitt said...

Well, I have kept up with the clues but don't think I would have knit it if I had known the final outcome at the beginning. I do really like some of her designs and wanted to make a stole rather than a triangular shawl. When she has the pattern for sale, it will include a two wing version. That would be more appealing to me but I'm done with lace for awhile.
Cate

Joan said...

I watched the progress for the first few clues and got a sense it was going to be very stylized and decided I just didn't want to put my valuable time into that pattern. So I never even cast on. As you said, there are a lot of shawl patterns in the sea. :-}
I'm working a stole from Folk Shawls now in Baby Cash.

Ariannah Armstrong said...

For those familiar with neck-down, triangular shawls, clue 5, due to the way it's knit, it charted precisely the way such a shawl would be knit, and the border is charted likewise. That's what I've been working on since I discovered clue 5.

I feel as if the stole is 2 different designs, the wing, and the stole part. Both are fairly pretty, but I found the 2 designs together to seem, well, tacked together.

Karin said...

Bravo! I joined but haven't started. There are so many patterns out there that that I'm finding more appealing (now that some progress shots of MS3 are appearing). I have a bad habit of joining KALs and doing "guilt knitting", not fun and kinda dumb.... Meanwhile, what I want to knit goes undone. I think I'll join you and your jumprope :).

mehitabel said...

Yeah, mine is headed for the frog pond. Too many pretty shawls, not nearly enough time, and lots and lots of great patterns, too. Of course, I join KALs and very seldom actually do the project--it's just a way of scoring a free pattern, or learning the pitfalls to see if I want to do it.

Sandra said...

I'm with Grumperina - I have scads of lace patterns, and I like knowing what I'm going to get before I start something.
You'll love the filddlesticks patterns - so well charted!

junior_goddess said...

I really liked the two separate components, but I don't like them together. I totally understand.