Well I swore to myself I would finish up a few items around here before I cast on anything new, i.e Monkey Socks
which I am dying to start. I wasn't going to knit the Summertime Tunic
because I thought the style would not look good on me (nay, I KNEW it would not) but then my sister called and said "wouldn't it be fun if we both knit it" and next I knew, I was purchasing some ella rae silkience to knit the Summertime Tunic (although I'm knitting it in the smallest size for my 12 year old). I'm about an inch past the ribbing, and just on the endless stockinette, which is great mindless knitting for train rides, tv watching, etc. I had to go down a needle size to get gauge, so I'm knitting with Knitpicks options size 5s.
So then, I was catching up on bloglines on Thursday, and I read the Harlot's entry
about the Mystery Stole #3
. Although I was not quite sure whether or not I should do it, I figured I would sign up & see what happens. Funny story, I am new to Yahoo groups - I checked the box saying I wanted to receive the email messages - I had 300+ messages in my inbox relating to the MS#3 by Friday evening! Anyway I went to LYS, 3 Bags Full, picked up some Misti Alpaca Lace in Ivory, some addi Turbo Lace needles (size 2s) and knit the swatch. I like it (although I had to tell my kids to quit talking to me while I was knitting lace, I think I'll have to save this for when they're in bed!) The only problem was the beads, Michael's didn't have size 8/0 seed beads & I'm not into beading so I don't know where to go around here. I ordered them off the internet
& they're going to take a couple days to get here; can't start Clue #1 until I get them.