Hey, it’s Maria.
I did it! I blocked my MS3 or Mystery Stole 3 as it is fondly called.
I hesitated to post this photo because I look like I’m on drugs. But wait, it gets worse!
Kid #3, a twelve year old boy took the photos without even grumbling!!!
There’s one spot below my right body part where the yarn pooled rather unattractively. There’s a brown spot!
This stole was designed by Melanie of Pink Lemon Twist. This is her third year of designing a Mystery Stole and there were 6500 members in the yahoo group. There was one clue a week for 7 weeks. After several weeks we found out the theme was Swan Lake. I was caught up for the first 4 weeks and then life happened.
Here are the details:
Pattern: MS3 Swan Lake (It will be available for sale on Melanie’s site eventually)
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Cascade Fingering 100% silk in the Senergeti colorway.
Needles: Addi Turbo Lace size 4
The shawl is asymmetrical, which I really liked. I really like the wing on one end.
I started the second half of clue 5 last Thursday evening, and by Sunday afternoon, I’d completed clues 6 and 7 as well. Once I got a rhythm going, it went much more quickly.
I read that silk is fragile when it’s wet so I dry blocked the stole and then sprayed it with a spray bottle.
I really enjoyed this project. I had to only get the emails from Melanie, because I was tired of people asking what a lifeline was. There are only about 5 beads in mine because they didn’t show. I decided it wasn’t worth the work, so I put beads in my Wing of the Moth Shawl instead.
Oh, I did a little stash enhancement this week, thanks to Tasha!?! (Hey Tasha, my Mom knows where you live, and she’s scary!!! I’ll get even.) I left a message on Ravelry for Tasha, commenting on her obnoxiously bright socks, which I loved, and she directed me to some yarn that I needed.
The yarn is from Karen’s Heavenly Creations on Etsy. The colorways are Box of Crayons, Parrot, and Neon Lights. The Neon Lights is my favorite. It’s the top one and it’s black with lots of very bright colors. Surely these socks will embarrass my kids!
Well, I’m off to get my kids to church, but first a nutritious dinner at Burger King.
Hey Lexi, are you enjoying being artistic and dominant?