Hopelessly Addicted to MS3
Okay, I've been rumbled. I admit I cheated and broke my self-imposed rule to cast off one project for every one cast on but, as they say, rules were made to be broken, weren't they? In my defence, I have finished the whole of the back and almost the whole front of the Rakuten sweater and, shhh, I still have the ends to weave in on the Lily Chin Patagonian Night Sky Scarf!
As you've probably gathered by the title of this post, I couldn't resist starting MS3. All of the stoles that Melanie of Pink Lemon Twist has designed have a mythical theme and she recommends that this one is knitted in black, white, grey, ivory or light gold if we want to keep to the theme. So, thinking I'd go with the gold, I ordered some of the Malabrigo laceweight from Get Knitted in the sunset colourway. Then I decided that it was too dark and got this from Posh Yarn instead. It's the silk/cashmere mix laceweight in ivory/gold.
By the weekend I'd also acquired these lovely Czech glass seed beads in topaz.
I was well behind as one clue is released per week and clue 3 had been released the previous Friday but, guess what, I started knitting on Saturday evening and now I've caught up as I finished Clue 3 today!
Honestly, it's really addictive. I just had to keep on going back to it to do a couple more rows and, now, I can't wait for clue 4 to be released! Here's a really zoomed in shot to show the beads.
Other stuff I've been doing is designing a new line of semi-precious shawl/scarf pins for Knitz & Glitz incorporating Czech glass buttons as well as gemstones. This one has turquoise and gold tiger eye as well as a Cleopatra's fan set of carnelian agate . . .
. . . and this one features amethyst and Czech glass multi-faceted beads as well as a handpressed Czech glass button.
Then, I worked on some stitchmarker necklaces which are, basically, necklaces with detachable stitchmarkers, again using semi-precious stones . . .
. . . and I'm loving the Russian dolls that are around at the moment and couldn't help buying up some of these pins in three different styles for the shop.
They're designed and handmade by Gunna Ydri from fabric with beads and sequins sewn on.
Anybody got any idea what the mythical theme could be for the MS3 stole???