Have you seen “The Music Man“?
(Not to be confused with “Have You Seen the Muffin Man?“!)
“Knit a little, tink a little, Knit a little, tink a little, Knit, Knit, Knit, tink a lot, knit a little more!”
Now, purely because I have been putting the lifelines in my Mystery Stole 3 stole, I have not had to use them yet — no major froggage. This is a good thing.
But it seemed that every few rows, my stitch count was off, either due to a yarnover that wasn’t supposed to be there, or a missed decrease. It’s all me, of course, not the pattern which is beautifully charted. Probably a function of taking the stole along with me and trying to knit on the go. Ah well. The max I had to tink was two rows. But it goes a lot slower when you keep messing up! Here’s where I am, about halfway through the second clue:
I’ll pin it out next time I take a picture, when I’ve finished the second clue. The pattern is just gorgeous.
I found something which is (hopefully) helping me now, a tip gotten from a post to the Mystery Stole 3 Yahoo group; this highlighter tape:
This is very cool! It can be placed and replaced easily. It’s found in the QUILTING area of craft stores (not an area I’m typically scoping out, and even when I knew what I was looking for, I almost missed it). Thanks, MS3 quilter/knitters!
Here’s the second Confetti sock in progress:
This is going to be not even a fraternal twin to the other sock, more like a half-sister, since this one had a little deeper penetration of dye into the inside, so the ‘confetti’ starts almost right away. But such is the nature of hand-made items — I’ll still wear ‘em! And I didn’t make sure they were placed exactly the same amount into the dye, etc.; I bet if I were TRYING to do this, I could make them slightly more similar. (Maybe.)
Here’s what I did yesterday, as I mentioned: put the girls on the camp bus!
(The bus was air-conditioned, which is more than I can say for our old house!)