Daily Archives: June 26, 2007

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!):

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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.