I have something new to play with. It is a new KAL. And I am so far actually keeping up. You have no idea how exciting that is! 😀 I have participated in some KAL’s in the past, but I have never been able to keep up for long. One is now finished, it was Mystery Stole 3, also known as Swan Lake Stole. It was a lot of fun, but I quickly got behind, and it actually took me almost a year to get it finished. But it did get finished:
This time I am participating in the MMKKMMystery. It is a KAL that is hosted on Yahoo groups by one of my favorite lace designers, Mmario. It started on january 1st, and I immediately had to catch up because I did not have the yarn in the Netherlands, so I could not get started right away. Thankfully Mmario had taken these kind of start up problems into account, and kept the first 2 clues pretty small. I caught up before the third clue was posted. Here are my first and second clue:
And I could start clue 3 immediately when it was published, last Thursday night. Today I finished it:
I am so excited! One of the things I like about doing a mystery KAL is that you don’t know what the pattern is going to look like. There is always a wild guessing game as to the theme of the project. And you have to blindly trust the designer. After having been burned once because I trusted an unknown designer who did not actually deliver, I won’t easily do that again, except that I have been a member of MMarioKKnits for I think a year and a half now. I am certain that this shawl is going to be gorgeous, and that we will get all the clues required to finish the shawl.
I am very much looking forward to clue 4, which is due to come out sometime on Friday somewhere in the world. Yes, that means anywhere from Thursday night to Saturday morning. 😀
So in the meantime I will get back to the cardigan for Dear Son #1 and Oregon, which are both coming along splendidly.