Yes, I joined another lace mystery knit. I loved MS3 and couldn’t quite resist. I don’t honestly think I will have the proper amounts of time to devote to it but I love to knit something when I don’t know what it will look like in the end.
Saturday, I believe I mentioned, I went to my local yarn shop. I needed more needles and more yarn for a commission I am doing. I had looked up on their website that they had some Skacel taupe colored merino laceweight. I used this same type of yarn for MS3 and was happy with it overall though I do think it is somewhere between a cobweb weight and a laceweight. But it is not at all expensive and knits up nicely. My rule is that if what I am knitting is a mystery, I cannot afford to spend large amounts of money on it. So Skacel it is. And I already have more than enough beads left from MS3. Trouble is, when I went to the yarn shop, they couldn’t find their taupe Skacel. So I left with just needles and the yarn I needed for the commission.
Then you probably have already read about the knitpicks needles. So I have to go to the yarn shop to return the ones I bought on Saturday. And low and behold I got a call this morning saying that they had found the Skacel taupe! Fantastic, because I really didn’t want to use any of the yarns that Weaver Aunt gave me for this project, when I have other plans for them.
Do I honestly think I will get through Secret of the stole with any immediacy? Not really, but I love to have a lace project to fiddle around with. And who knows, I could get as addicted as I was to MS3. There is nothing like having something to knit where you won’t know the results and they might not be to your taste to stretch you (block you?) into thinking a bit out of the box!