Wednesday's Are For Knitting
June 17, 2015
Getting organized in a timely manner in order to list my Summer Bucket List just didn't happen. However, there are several things I'd like to do this summer while the sun shines and the skies are blue and first on my list is to soak up the heat! I'm the one who is always complaining about how cold I am so my intent is to get as much warmth into my skin as I can (not by sitting in the sun, but in any other way I can).
Second on my list is to knit, read, and sew every chance I get. I am working on my beading my Alabama Chanin T-shirt, a slow, slow process, but loving every bead and sequin I sew into place. I'd also like to work on my Market Bag and maybe sew a pair of pants, ala Marcy Tilton and Vogue.
And, since Wednesday's are for knitting, I plan on knitting as often as possible through the summer. Through the Loops Mystery is on my needles now and since it's a mystery, the results are slightly obscured.
I love my-new-favorite-color of Kim's yarn, Through the Looking Glass. At some point, there should be the addition of another color (where or when remains a mystery) and I think my choice will look great with the blue. I am much enamored with the process of the lace, even if it has tripped me up a few times, but sometimes the process means "back" as much as it means "forth". How does your knitting go?
Oh back and forth for certain. I'm knitting Color Affection and am already off one stitch in the first section! Your blue mystery is lovely! And THOSE BEADS! ;-)
Posted by: Patty | June 17, 2015 at 06:52 AM
I love the beading, Margene! (Someday, I will try some myself.) I've done my share of "backwards and forwards" on this mystery shawl, that's for sure. (Another great thing about Kim's yarn . . . it's durable!!!) Through the Looking Glass is (maybe) my favorite of Kim's colorways. :-)
Posted by: Kym | June 17, 2015 at 06:54 AM
what a mysterious post....lovely beginnings of a mystery knit and I hope you get that summer bucket list all fleshed out!
Posted by: karen | June 17, 2015 at 07:58 AM
That blue is gorgeous, as is your beading!
Posted by: Bonny | June 17, 2015 at 08:03 AM
That blue is looking lovely. So funny that we both messed up in the exact same way. I'm through to Clue 3 now and being more careful.
Posted by: claudia | June 17, 2015 at 08:27 AM
I can see why that cover is your favorite!
Posted by: Chris | June 17, 2015 at 11:11 AM
I'm all for you spending your free time reading, stitching and knitting...as long as you pause every so often to share some inspiration with us! Your mystery shawl reminds me I keep meaning to read (or maybe listen to?) Alice in Wonderland. Now seems like the perfect time with your lovely blue yarn to guide the way!
Posted by: Mary | June 17, 2015 at 05:59 PM
That T shirt with the beading is spectacular (and I mean literally, too). I like you plan for free time . Sounds perfect to me.
Posted by: gale zucker (she shoots sheep shots) | June 17, 2015 at 10:41 PM
Yes, it is a back and forth kind of process- lace that it. ;-) Hoping to start mine later tonight. Love, love your color.
Posted by: Manise | June 18, 2015 at 05:54 AM
Love the color of your mystery shawl! I hope I am finally past the row that tripped me up way too many times!
Posted by: Sharon | June 18, 2015 at 06:48 AM
I love the color of your shawl...such a pretty blue. I finished clue 2 last night, so now I'm one to clue 3. Enjoy the mystery!
Posted by: Debbie | June 18, 2015 at 07:58 AM
I'm knitting my Mystery Shawl with Through the Looking Glass, too! I'm going to keep it all the same color, though, as I'm kind of burnt out on two color shawls at the moment. Those beads are amazing - what a lot of work that must be - but it's beautiful!
Posted by: Carole | June 18, 2015 at 08:54 AM
Still contemplating and experimenting with how I'm going to accomplish/finish/embellish my new Alabama Chanin project... there will be beads & sequins, that's for sure!
I am so enjoying Kirsten's mystery! That's a lovely color you're using.
Posted by: Vicki | June 18, 2015 at 09:13 AM
That's definitely a lovely color.
Posted by: Cheryl S. | June 18, 2015 at 10:16 AM
Lovely stitching and knitting! I could just fall into the deep, gorgeous, richness of that blue. Your summer plans sound like they should bring much joy for you. My knitting is coming along. I'm making progress on a cardigan and knitting small things from Anna Hrachovec's new book, Adventures in Mochimochiland and just having such fun with that. I'm thinking about starting a new lace something, so I have some fun times ahead of me looking through patterns.
Posted by: Sarah | June 19, 2015 at 11:23 PM