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October 21, 2008

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Well, last night, I officially gave up on waiting for “being at home in daylight”. Apparently, that just isn’t going to happen any time in the near future.

So, without further ado: The Taos Stole

Plain and Fancy yarn

Here is the yarn – very generous skeins, (I think) from a company called “Plain and Fancy”. It is listed as 100% wool, but no indication of what kind of wool. VERY soft and colorful, though. I have it on good authority that this is available at the Estes Park Wool Market.

The pattern is called the “Triple S Stole” and is available from… ummm…. I forget. I’ll look that up tonight and get back to you on that.

And, lest ye Ravelry fiends protest, I already checked, and it is not listed on Ravelry. I get the impression that it is fairly new (copyright 2008).

As I have mentioned, the stole is composed of squares that are knit individually and then joined into strips.

Here is one of the squares, completed and ready to be joined to the strip:


Isn’t the lace pattern pretty?

There are four different colors of squares:

This is the one that I’m calling “blue”:

Blue Square

It is my favorite until I get to the one I’m calling “green”:


Which is my favorite until I get to the one I’m calling “red”:


Which is high in my esteem until I get to the one I’m calling “purple”:


The “purple” color is the one that I will use to knit the border.

So you can see my dilemma. They are all beautiful!!

I’ve completed the first strip:
(really dark picture, sorry)

Strip One - Done

and have knit five (of thirteen) squares on Strip # 2. I like how they look next to each other:

Strip 1 and 2 together

All in all, I am very pleased with this project. It is proceeding at a comfortable pace (each square is taking about 45 minutes) and looks like it is going to be a nice, warm, cuddly size (the completed strip # 1 is the width of a Queen sized bed, and there will be four strips in total).

Purrcy seems to approve:

Purrcy giving an opinion

editor’s note: I find yarn very difficult to photograph. I will admit that I am suprised at the color reproduction in most of the above photos, given that there was no daylight available. I think that (with the exception of the two “strip” photos which are very dark), these might be the photos with the BEST color reproduction that I have ever taken. Maybe it is the yarn, maybe it was just luck. Either way, I don’t think I’m going to let “lack of daylight” keep me from at least trying to take project photos in the future.

pitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patter


  1. Wow, your stole is going to be amazing! I love the lace work! Very nice! :)

    Working on dying yarn today! :)

    Comment by Nachaele Olson — October 21, 2008 @ 11:41 am
  2. Beautiful yarn! I really like how the stole is turning out :) Really nice that there’s no seaming.

    I’m sorry for your knitting catastrophe when you tried to take photos last week! I’m glad things are moving along again!

    Comment by Terrie — October 21, 2008 @ 1:12 pm
  3. very beautiful yarn! The pattern looks very intimidating!

    Comment by kari s. — October 21, 2008 @ 3:16 pm
  4. oh that is gorgeous!! I think I saw the pattern at the Brooks Farm booth? or maybe not?It’s all a blur…

    Comment by gale (she shoots sheep shots) — October 21, 2008 @ 5:37 pm
  5. Ooooooh! Can I borrow it?

    Comment by Mom — October 22, 2008 @ 9:42 am
  6. The pics are really fun…they show how it is going together as well. How many holders and how long of circs are you using to keep live stitches? The Triple S pattern is available here
    Purrcy makes a lovely detail model. He is so sweet. Hugs to all, D

    Comment by Donna W — October 22, 2008 @ 7:35 pm
  7. Wow I love it, it looked so pretty when you were working on it the other night. I can’t wait to see it finished.

    Comment by Claudia — October 23, 2008 @ 8:07 pm

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