Several weeks ago, I fell prey to tapmouse's
temptation of the Secret of the Stole III
and just had
to get in on all the fun! All I can say is there is a reason we teach our kids to "just say no". This KAL
, while beautiful, is by far biggest knitting test I have had ever had!
First. It's lace. I love lace and would knit it all the time, but that would leave no time for socks, sweaters, etc. (except lace ones!). So by the very nature of the beast it has consumed me.
Second. There are beads. I have knit for a long time but never have incorporated beads. I thought, "how hard can it be?" Should be pretty easy.....until I had to frog back 3 rows and the beads that had been knit in went flying about the room as I frogged
Third. It's a secret. Anyone who knows me knows that I love secrets....if I'm the one getting to keep them. This not knowing how the thing is supposed to turn out is killing me. Every Friday there is a new Hint posted to the Yahoo group and I guess the idea is that you take that week to knit up that hint and then wait for the next hint to be posted the next Friday. The first hint was posted on August 15th
. If you keep up with the knitting you have a pretty good idea how the project is going to turn out.
The best part of this whole KAL
is that I found a thread on Ravelry
that really has made my SOTSiii
...."Turtle Club". For all of us that are pretty much bringing up the rear of this KAL
. When I found this thread I rejoiced in my sisterhood of the extremely slow! It made me want to soldier on and finish what is sure to be a beautiful project that I am sure to be very proud of.
For your consideration, my progress thus far....
Did I mention that this is just the completion of Hint #1?