Well, this day got away from me! I am looking forward to a less hectic period and a couple of weeks (even one would do) of a more normal schedule. It would be nice not to have to think too hard about what day it is.
The first time I tried a mystery shawl, it didn't turn out very well and I never finished. I'm glad I didn't give up on them altogether, because: Take 2 = Success!
- Project: TTL Mystery Shawl 2012 by Kirsten Kapur/Through The Loops
- Yarn: Knit Picks Bare - 100% Merino Wool Lace Weight
- Needle: US 6 (straights)
- Start to Finish: June 1 - July 15, 2012
It's my first-ever project with lace weight yarn. It wasn't a terriby fussy or difficult pattern. Once I got the hang of things, I was even able to knit it while tending the farmer market booth -- putting it down and jumping up, as needed, to mix drinks or talk about knitting and yarn and easily picking up where I left off.
I'd purchased the yarn ages ago and dyed it a while back. It ended up being my signature magenta color -- the default color that everything ends up being around here, it seems, when I don't have a clear direction in mind. The second time in the dye pot was successful, yielding a slightly warmer, deeper, richer red.
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I had word this afternoon that Annie & her family have arrived in Rio de Janeiro. This was the scene at O'Hare yesterday. I thought it would be a miracle if all 20 checked bags arrived at the same time and location that they did.