Mystery Stole 3 Monday — a bit late

Well, it must be Monday somewhere, eh?

My plan is to have a regular Monday MS3 post, but circumstances intervened yesterday, as I said.

So here are the TWO yarn & bead choices!

First is the KnitPicks merino laceweight yarn in the “Bare” undyed color, with beads which came yesterday.

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Here’s a close up of the beads, in the sun and in indoor natural light:

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My choice is the bead that’s on the left — which is kind of subtly opalescent with a pale gold center. The other two are lovely too — the middle one just above is clear with an iridescent coating, and the right one clear with dark gold inside — but I’ll save them for another project! In the tube, I thought the clearer ones looked best (on the right in the first photo), but on the yarn, it changes.

Now the black yarn, which came yesterday:

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Cherry Tree Hill Supersock in black. The original beads I had, a very dark purple in the strings on the left, I don’t like as well. I’m going with the gunmetal gray in the tube, which are the two right-most beads on the yarn; 8-0 and 6-0 respectively. The 6-0 is a lot easier to put on this fingering weight yarn; I’ll decide on the fly which one for sure, but am leaning towards the 6-0 size.

What fun! It’s hard to wait!

Lastly, I promised pictures of the new projects which I really didn’t need to cast on last weekend:

Here’s a pair of fingerless gloves for Sheri’s Loopy Ewe Quarterly Challenge, started 6/24/07, finished 6/25 (knitting time in the car, love it!):

supersock-dk-fingerless-gloves-1.jpgbead-detail-fingerless-gloves.jpg Yup, those are beads. I’m addicted. Made with Supersock DK mill end from eBay, I’d have to check on the colorway.

And I started this because it looked so cool (cool as in refreshing AND cool as in awesome!):

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Bonne Marie’s ChicKnits Ribby Shell, in Cherry Tree Hill North Country Cotton, in potluck blues colorway. Mmmm! Hard on my hands, but it will be worth it!

Lastly, a flower picture since there were none yesterday:

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Another shot of Monarda (beesbalm or bergamot) — it’s taking over the garden, but I do like it! I will have to be firm with it, however; kind of like a Preteen.

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4 responses to “Mystery Stole 3 Monday — a bit late

  1. I’m bouncing around the MS3 ring, and look– someone with the same stuff I’m using. I’ve got the bare Knitpicks, and also matched it with bead like your first choice. Mine are size 8 hex cuts, sort of an amber with a metallic lining. We are just going to have to compare pictures once the knitting frenzy starts!

    Eagerly waiting for Friday…..

  2. Hi Cathy. I’m on your Dishrag team. Just wanted to say hi and love those fingerless mitts!

    I started a Ribby Shell last year in a malabrigo in the same turquoise color!

  3. WOW — your MS3 yarn and beads are going to be fabulous — that is a really exciting KAL…

    (I really adore your yarn choice on the RS too — I did not know that Cherry Tree had cotton – the best colorway!)

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