Where I write about knitting, crocheting and lace, and, on occasion general comments on other topics

Happy Leap Day! Hint 5 now done.

Written by: Lindy

February 29, 2008

I finished hint 5 of the SoSii stole this morning. What a beautiful pattern this is turning out to be! Just love the design and the way the stole drapes.

I have slowed down on my knitting due to too many things to do and not enough time to knit. So while hint 7 was posted this morning, I will be starting hint 6 sometime later tonight (I hope…)

As our son’s wedding draws closer, I find that I have more things to do related to the wedding and less time to just sit and knit. But, I need to stay with this project as it is intended to be a gift for the bride to wear on her wedding day.

Hint 4 Completed This Morning

Written by: Lindy

February 16, 2008

I finished knitting hint 4 of the Secret of the Stole II this morning. You can see the close-up of the hint in this picture.

Pattern is absolutely lovely and is knitting up beautifully in the 100 % Monogolian Cashmere yarn. I can’t tell for certain at this point whether the right edge will continue growing at an angle or will begin to form a curved edge on the next hint.

This picture shows the entire length of the stole as knitted to this point. Very lovely and soft — and perfect for a bride!

Secret of the Stole II: Hint 3

Written by: Lindy

February 11, 2008

Finished Hint 3 in the cashmere yarn on 2/7/08. It’s turning out to be an intriguing pattern. Diamonds, rosettes and slanting lines.

Pinned flat the piece is at least 24 inches wide. So it will be wider still when wet blocked. It’s also about 30 inches long, so it appears that the finished length will be longer than the estimated 60 inches DK gave at the start of this KAL.

I have decided to put the superfine merino yarn on hold for now. I’m finding that I don’t have as much time to knit as I thought I would.

Started hint 4 yesterday — and there was an interesting change in the pattern — we started adding additional stitches along the right side. Is this going to be a triangle? Hmmm….

SoSii — Hint 2 finished in Merino

Written by: Lindy

February 5, 2008

Finished hint 2 in the Superfine Merino yarn on Saturday. Good way to finish up Ground Hog’s Day.

The merino is not as soft as the cashmere, but it does knit up well and shows the lace pattern stitch definition.

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SoS ii Hint 2 done (in cashmere)

Written by: Lindy

February 1, 2008

I finished knitting hint 2 in the cashmere yarn last evening. Waited until this morning to take pics. The cashmere version is knitting up very nicely. It’s very soft and drapes well. I think it shows the stitch definition nicely as well.

This is a lovely pattern so far — it is developing into an intriguing design. Hint 2 took longer to knit this week. This was in part because I was busy with family things most of the weekend and really didn’t get down to knitting until Sunday.
Started working the hint up in the superfine merino — but only got about 10 rows done last night and haven’t started knitting yet this evening. Hint 3 arrives tomorrow — so I’m going to be behind on version 2.