Thursday, July 05, 2007

MS3 Clue 1 Complete

Somewhere in between trips to the landscaping store to buy new floaters for the backyard "water feature" AKA pond, and to Linens and Things for space bags and Pier One Imports for candles, I finally managed to finish the first clue in the Mystery Stole 3 KAL.

I think I like it--the jury's still out. Here's a closeup:

I discovered somewhere around the time I posted the last photos that I was knitting away on size 3 needles which had been stored in a size 4 package. I love circulars that are marked and the ones that aren't are a pain, but in this case I can't even use that excuse. I took for granted that the idiot in charge of storing knitting needles in the Pug household was competent, and that was obviously incorrect.

Well, I'd been wondering why this thing looked so, well, petite. And since I am not, ahem, petite, I was wondering if there was a disconnect of some sort. I checked the needle, and that's the end of that story.

So, I tore it out and started over, this time on size 5. Because if bigger is better, then really BIGGER must be even BETTER.

Now, of course, I'm thinking maybe it's too open, too lacy, too big. But I've decided to stop obsessing and just keep knitting as the clues come in. If nothing else, I'll have the experience of knitting something big from a chart and if it's a little fluffy, well, then maybe the next one will be better.

Because you know I already have the next one picked out, don't you? I thought you did.


Janice in GA said...

I don't think it's too lacey or open. I think it looks fine. Some of the ones I've seen knitted look too dense to me.

May just be personal preference, though. I like open and lacey.

Sheri said...

I think it looks great. It shows the YO good and that's what you want, kinda lacy? LOL
Sheri in GA - who needs to quit being so lazy and take a picture of mine and put it on my blog. I'm too busy knitting!