Friday, March 30, 2007

I Love A Good Mystery!

A long while back I discovered Goddess Knits and her amazing shawl pattens. At the time I found her I was interested in her Shawl A Month Club.
For once I resisted temptation and did not join.(Although I strongly hinted to others how great a gift it would one got the message.)
Now I am really bummed because she stopped doing it.
However, I noticed something called a Mystery Along on her site..and discovered that periodically she does a Mystery Sock and A Mystery Shawl KAL.
The deal is:
You pay $3.50 per KAL and join the Yahoo Group.
Once a week, for 5 weeks, you receive a new "clue", in the Shawl case it is a new chart and instructions. And if you keep up with the knitting.. in 5 weeks you have a new shawl (or sock).
I was a little late to the party on the last my first shawl is not done yet. However, I have seen many finished and the results are amazing!
Each shawl is different. The last one was a circle (this one), and the current one is a Shetland Style triangle. (You knit the triangle from the bottom center up, and then do a knitted on border..Cool!)
I am learning a lot of new techniques and having a blast! I love that I have no idea what the outcome is going to be, and that you can only do so much a week. (And as we all know that is a good thing for me!)
This time around I got in at the very beginning of the KAL, and I plan to keep up with the clues so that this time it truly is a mystery.

So I picked out my yarn:

Knit Picks Gossamer in Rose Garden (wild isn't it?)

The first clue was released last Saturday..and I promptly got to work:

Unstretched Stretched

I'm thinking it looks rather Tiger'ish. Not to sure how crazy I am about my yarn choice..but since this is a Mystery I am going with it. Don't get me wrong, I love the colors, just not too sure about the whole striping thing, I am hoping it will get better as the shawl gets bigger.

We get the next clue tomorrow. I can't wait to see it!


Kellie said...

oooh, me likey! Will definitely be interesting to see what happens to the striping but as it stands I really like it, such yummy colours and the lace pattern is gorgeous. I know about mystery quilts, but I hadn't heard of mystery knits- cool idea!

Jean said...

This is going to be fun to watch! Love that yarn! Just go with it. No matter how it comes out, it's all part of the mystery shawl story.