Saturday, June 7, 2008

Mystic Meadows Shawl

I started the new KAL Mystic Meadows Shawl this past Tuesday and finished clue one today. I was knitting on it at my knit group last night and didn't notice until today when I stretched it out to photo it that I have an odd row in the middle. It's not too noticeable, so it's now just a design feature. I was really tempted to frog it and fix it, but it's about 50 rows back and I can live with it. Can you believe I said that!?! I'm trying not to be such a perfectionist and stress myself out about the pattern and take all the fun out of it. (This is to convince myself more than anything else)

I do love the yarn! It's a new Saucy color in violets and soft greys by Numma Numma that has been named in my honor! It's called Bare Gossip (bare for bear in Knits4bears). Isn't that COOL! Allen gave me two skeins of it to make this shawl and I am really loving the color. I had told her a couple of weeks ago that I wanted something with purple in it to make this shawl and she said she was working on a new Saucy color that she thought I would like. I like, I Like!!

The next clue of the pattern will be out on Monday I think. I'm liking the pattern so far, except I didn't know there were going to be.. duhn, duhn, DUHHHNNNN... BOBBLES!!! They're little ones and not too many, at least so far. I'm not a big fan of bobbles (sweater zits in my opinion) but a few won't kill me.

The big news is the spinning wheel decision has been finalized. I just couldn't resist such a beautifully designed and crafted wheel. I'm getting a Spinolution Mach 1. Click on this link to see a Youtube video of the wheel in action. I'm so ready to learn how to spin! I've been putting it off for long enough. Now I'm so excited and can't wait to get started.

My soon to be new baby!


  1. Please please please let me play with your wheel when it arrives!

    I can bribe you with fiber or something. Spinning lessons?


    (Am I begging?)

  2. The shawl is fabulous. And you know you aren't going to get to spin on that wheel, right? ALL of us want to play, too.

  3. Don't let Katey near your wheel! She will claim it! Let ME play with it instead!

    Beautiful shawl and good decision on the non-frogging. You can't even tell.

  4. Congrats on your new wheel! I LUV my new Julia and I'm sure you'll be in luv with yours too.

  5. Poking my head in to say that your Meadow looks lovely. That yarn is really gorgeous.

  6. Hey Doug, The shawl looks BEAUTIFUL! Here's a little diversion while you wait for your wheel to arrive. You've been tagged for a meme! Check it out on my blog.