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post #101 of 120
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7 clues in all. I think.

And just wait til you get to clue 4, you will just fly through it.


Granted this week I have been so insanely busy I haven'thad much time to knit, but still....
post #102 of 120
oy! i just printed out all the rest of the clues; my printer started to mysteriously work; i think i'll do the short version of #4...we'll see!

i hope everyone plays w/ my baby this weekend while camping
post #103 of 120
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I am doing the pattern as written. Since I am short, but like a fairly long sweeping wrap, I think it should work perfectly.

(And yet I have a sneaking suspicion that I may do what I *always* do and gift this dang it...) I'm so nice.
post #104 of 120
i'm not sure yet what i'll do with it -- hang it in my craft room as an object 'de art, probably!
post #105 of 120
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hell, this baby might have it's own shrine...
post #106 of 120
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So. Who's Wingin it?
post #107 of 120
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hell, this baby might have it's own shrine...
right? I'm getting really annoyed I can't seem to have ANY time to work on it! I'm conflicted as to whether or not I want to do the wing... hmmmm we'll see. How 'bout you?
post #108 of 120
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I'm doing it. I like asymmetry, I don't have enough yarn most likely to make a symmetrical stole, and I like short rows!
Plus I want to see what it looks like.

Weird though. I *wanted* it to be Persephone and didn't love the color for that. but the color is perfect for Swan Lake!
post #109 of 120
Oh my goodness I LOVE this!!!!! My first attempt at lace knitting and (since I haven't made any mistakes..) I don't know that I'll ever go back to anything else! I keep drooling over lace yarn everywhere, and I'm only 34 rows in to the Mystery Stole!!

One question.. how do you put in a "lifeline" and how would I do that? :
post #110 of 120
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It's fun isn't it? I am slowing down a bit on right now... Other projects (and my kids, my hubby, my job, lol) are calling me but its cool. I am about 2/3 finished with clue 5 so not too bad.

Inserting a lifeline can save you life! Or, at least the life of your lace...

I use a length of hempathy, because it's what I had on hand that works well, but any smooth cotton (I would use a lightweight so you aren't browbeating worsted weight through your lace stitches!) yarn will do. A lot of lace knitters use cotton crochet thread.

Thread your needle with said smooth cotton yarn, run the needle and yarn through all the stitches on the
working needle. (working with circulars is sooo nice for this part bc the cables are so thin!) leave the stitches on both your needle and the lifeline. Work on!

I haven't had to rip back at all, and I am not working with a particularly slippery yarn, so I have been using lifelines at the end of each clue. The one at the end of clue 4 is really helpful right now as we are working short rows! As soon as I P back to the lifeline, it's time to P2tog and turn.
post #111 of 120
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And, ok, are you with me on the joys of knitting on a budget!!!!???? Lace knitting rules! This yarn you dyed for me, if I am not mistaken, cost 3.99 for 880 yds at KP.com, correct?

And I am getting um, months of knitting out of it. Woot.
post #112 of 120
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And, ok, are you with me on the joys of knitting on a budget!!!!???? Lace knitting rules! This yarn you dyed for me, if I am not mistaken, cost 3.99 for 880 yds at KP.com, correct?

And I am getting um, months of knitting out of it. Woot.
Oh yes!! Unfortunately I have $2 and some change in my bank account, so all I can do is drool, lol! I'm hoping my patience will last long enough for me to finish this, because it's going to be amazing!

Yep, the yarn I dyed for you was the 3.99 from Knitpicks. I'm so glad you like it... and I feel soooo bad about breaking it so many times.
post #113 of 120
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Actually it's not been bad! I had a lot of little knots in the first clue and a half maybe? And since then there hasn't been any. I remember when I first wound the ball from the MBOY thinking how in the hell did you even get this wound up? I was quite impressed that it survived the process with as little knots as it had. I would have possibly, maybe, given up...
post #114 of 120
I was doing pretty good with wrapping that ball until the yarn came off the laundry basket I was using to keep it from knotting.... then I was screwed.

Are you putting beads on yours? And how do you block it.. do you need to block it while you go? It's really weird for me to have so many questions about knitting, and it's exciting at the same time. I feel like I'm in a whole new world (like in Aladdin!!)
post #115 of 120
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So. Who's Wingin it?
I had originally thought I'd knit it just as melanie designed it. But, now I've decided to make mine short, but I am still going to do the wing. It will be interesting... It's for my mom, who is pretty conservative, but as long as it keeps her warm, I don't think she'll mind if it is asymmetrical.
post #116 of 120
Ack! So I snuck a peak at a finished stole. I don't like it! I don't want a wing afterall. Neither do I want to start from the beginning and join the two halves. Is it possible in lace to work backwards to the beginning i.e from row 300 to 1?
post #117 of 120
hey -- you can do whatever you want! i like your idea, but remember that anything directional would have to be reversed if you wanted it to look the same on both ends (especially the beginning).
post #118 of 120
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Sorry! I lost track of MDC, knitting, and MS# these past two weeks....

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I was doing pretty good with wrapping that ball until the yarn came off the laundry basket I was using to keep it from knotting.... then I was screwed.

Are you putting beads on yours? And how do you block it.. do you need to block it while you go? It's really weird for me to have so many questions about knitting, and it's exciting at the same time. I feel like I'm in a whole new world (like in Aladdin!!)
No beads on mine, tho I now want to add beads to future projects!
I love your lace high you got going on, I feel ya!


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Ack! So I snuck a peak at a finished stole. I don't like it! I don't want a wing afterall. Neither do I want to start from the beginning and join the two halves. Is it possible in lace to work backwards to the beginning i.e from row 300 to 1?
Melanie was going to design a scroll insert to add into the center as a third option. ... did she do that?
post #119 of 120
I am on "no emails" on the group - it is far too overwhelming for me. I tried to search to see if others have done a symmetrical stole without grafting and found a few options but haven't had time to figure out what I want to do. I need to get onto though, or else this may turn into another UFO.

I don't mind the asymmetry of the stole, its just that it looks like two different stoles joined together.

What do the rest of you think of the finished item?
post #120 of 120
Anyone done? Mine is dragging out FOOOREEEEVEEEEERRRR. I tried to knit it symmetrical in one piece but its not working out. I don't care - it'll still be warm. I just want it done. I don't have much time to work on it right now. I keep setting deadlines for myself but they keep slipping by...
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