Friday, October 19, 2007


Well it's time for me to post another photo of Secret of the Stole. I'm part way through hint two but hint 3 came out today.

This is a more accurate photo showing the pewter color. It's softer in feel than the photo indicates - that silk really makes this wonderful. I'm not putting beads on this although it was designed to add beads. I wanted to see what it was like first - maybe I can add beads to another version later on.

My circular needle is rather coiled and I've read that some people either steam it or dip it in boiling water to remove the memory so it can be more accommodating. May try that this weekend.

I've got to catch up on this as Mystic Waters starts Wednesday and I've volunteered to translate the chart over to written directions for the participants.

The weather is finally nicer as it is 78 F right now at 5 pm. Maybe I can sit outside and spin a bit this weekend too. I need to do a third bobbin and ply a real 3-ply yarn. This is still Blue Suede Shoes from Crown Mountain Farm. I have a lot of this left to spin too. Actually my fiber stash is larger than my yarn stash right now. I've got a lot to do to catch up a bit. I see so many beautiful fibers on line that I want to buy, but I really have to reduce the 5 bags (those super large ziploc bags) full plus another tote bin full... and more.

Back to my knitting for a while.



Gammy aka Peggy said...

Your stole looks lovely. I think I will finish clue 3 on this one today. I will then start clue 2 of Chrysopolis. I hope to be able to keep up with Mystic Waters. Spinning? What is spinning? I haven't touched my wheel for weeks. :( Too much knitting.

Gammy aka Peggy said...

I'm back!!!! :) Thanks for the comment on my blog. What yarn are you using for Mystic Waters? Don't you just hate moving. We moved over a year ago and I still have some things in boxes. :( Yes, Secret of Chrysopolis is just absolutely beautiful!!!!!

Brigitte said...

Hi Gail, your stole looks gorgeous. I am curious about the wool you will use for the Mystic Water shawl.
Greetings Brigitte

Brenda said...

Your stole looks great! I stopped in after looking at your Mystic Water shawl. I've started mine and wanted to see what it would look like as I go along. Thanks for the eye candy!

tkdchick said...

Your stole is looking lovely!

Knitman said...

This is going to be elegant and I look forward to seeing the completed work.

FugueStateKnits said...

I echo the knitman's sentiments! This will be absolutely beautiful! It must have taken a great deal of time. Lovely work!
Hope things are well with you!

Claire said...

It looks wonderful Gail! Can't wait to see the final product.