Mystery Stole 3 in progress

At some point a witty saying will materialize here. Right here. Watch for it.

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May 20, 2008

Cat Bullet

Addicted to Alpaca

This is Sophie:

Sophie

This is yarn from Sophie:

Mystic Star Alpacas
Mystic Star Alpacas, 3 ply worsted weight, 100 % Arvada Alpaca

This is the beautiful shawl that I am making:

Meseta Alta Shawl

This has to be one of the more addictive projects that I have knit in a long time. When I get going on it, I continue to the point of physical pain (which isn’t really all that good, but is a measure of how much I love this stole).

Look at the beautiful lace panel (even unblocked, it is pretty):

lace detail

I have just started the fifth (of six) repeats, and have slowed down a little bit (row wise) because each even numbered row increases by two stitches. The rows are getting pretty long at this point, and, with a quick calcluation as I was walking in to work this morning, will be 128 stitches longer (give or take) by the time the stole is finished. The last step of the stole is to attach fringe around the edges. Can’t wait. For those of you who are interested in learning how to do lace, this would be an excellent first project. Great social knitting, and is moving fast because it is done with worsted weight yarn.

The pattern is called the Meseta Alta Shawl, and it is from the book Shear Spirit: Ten fiber farms, Twenty patterns and Miles of Yarn by Joan Tapper and photographed by Gale Zucker.

Now, frequent blog readers will know that I MIGHT have a thing for animals. And pictures of animals. Oh, and for yarn.

So this book was tailor made for me. I’ve almost worn out my copy already. Lots of ideas brewing in my head.

Sophie better get busy growing more wool…

I know where she lives.

pitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patter

7 Comments »

  1. i think its pretty darn cool that you personally know your yarn! Hooray Sophie!

    Comment by kari S. — May 20, 2008 @ 11:14 am
  2. Nice sequence, from Sophie to a shawl.

    Comment by Mom — May 20, 2008 @ 2:36 pm
  3. Wow! How totally cool to know your yarn came from Sophie!

    And your shawl is lovely!

    Comment by Anita Craig — May 20, 2008 @ 2:46 pm
  4. That is beautiful and so soft. You will enjoy wrapping yourself up in that for many years to come.

    Comment by Purple Princess — May 20, 2008 @ 5:08 pm
  5. Love it! How fun to have a project that you love that much! It is a great way to let your mind relax after that tough class and jump into summer! :)

    Comment by Nachaele — May 21, 2008 @ 10:42 am
  6. You’ve been tagged ~ see my last post :)

    Comment by Nachaele — May 21, 2008 @ 11:30 am
  7. It’s so beautiful! And so is Sophie :) Very cool to know exactly where your yarn came from!

    Comment by Terrie — May 21, 2008 @ 1:06 pm

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