12 July 2007

In Waiting

Here she is...my Mystery Stole 3 awaits the 3rd clue tomorrow morning:

The bead shot:

Since I am using US 7 needles, my stole when gently blocked is about 23 inches in width.

And late, as always, to the party, I will now extol the virtues of The Grumpy One. While helping Susan with her Odessa, I became so completely hooked that I had to knit one myself. Since it is to be used as a chemo cap, I made it half an inch deeper. It was knit in a mystery yarn that I am pretty sure is Lavold Silky Wool. And here, because I couldn't resist this adorable little face, is Dr. Destructo modeling the finished cap.

Later, I added an i-cord with beads threaded through the bottom row of yarn overs.

Without the beads on the crown, it just needed something, you know what I mean? Plus, the silk content of the yarn made me wonder if it would hold any kind of shape at all.

Thank you, Kathy, for a great and addictive pattern!

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Blogger Peggy said...

Oh my!!!! That is really beautiful. I love the contrast of the beads. You have excellent taste!!!!

6:16 PM  
Blogger Wannietta said...

The beads are a great complement to a gorgeous stole!

6:42 PM  
Blogger Jean said...

Dr. D is an adorable model. The hat is wonderful! I really like your beaded i-cord addition. Great idea. Your MS3 is coming along so well.

6:51 PM  
Blogger NH Knitting Mama said...

That is a great hat pattern! The stole is coming out great...

How is the book coming along?

7:28 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

Oh my, you are SO not helping my want-to-do list. I like my pale blue MS3, but yours is drop-dead gorgeous.

I love the hat, and the model is very cute. He must be good at hiding his alter ego, Dr. D. :-)

7:45 PM  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

Beautiful Odessa, and I agree about the adorable little face! Way too cute!

8:31 PM  
Blogger KWC said...

Great job on the projects. You make things look so simple to do! I am envious.

8:59 PM  
Blogger Laura A said...

Gorgeous! I love the beads against the mohair. And I'm really liking the MS3 pics I'm seeing with dark yarn. It looks great.

Dr. Destructo is adorable!

10:26 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Rosemary- I come over here to get my bead fix-
they make the world a happier place, don't you agree?

5:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm impressed with how quickly your shawl is coming along. The beads just make it divine.

And the cap is so cute! So is the model, lol.

5:14 AM  
Blogger lv2knit said...

The stole is gorgeous -- were you expecting a stole or a shawl? Is that part of the surprise? I may need to make one of those hats, too -- it's great!

6:26 AM  
Blogger Sheila E said...

My hats off to you Rosemary!
Quite amazing and beautimus ;)

7:15 AM  
Blogger Bea said...

Dr Destructo is so cute! I love how your mystery stole is coming along, and Grumpy's hat is very very cool.

7:52 AM  
Anonymous Kathy said...

You're not as late to the party as me - I havent' knitted an Odessa yet, although I've wanted to (and probably should have started one last night, while watching Everything is Illuminated...set in Odessa).

The stole looks fab. After I take the chart-reading class at Stitches East, I hope not to be intimidated by something like that.

7:59 AM  
Anonymous Kathleen C. said...

Very nice! The stole is coming along *gorgeously*, and the Odessa... I hadn't been intrigued with it before but this version in the Lavold (I agree... it sure looks like it) with the beads and I cord detail... stunning.

8:38 AM  
Anonymous junieann said...

Your MS3 is gorgeous. I like the beads too. Now, this is the KSH you are using, right? I looks wonderful. I am just collection clues. Haven't done a thing on it yet.

Of course, little Dr. D has stolen the show once again. What a grin. He is so danged cute and full of the dickens, hard for lace to compete. He ought to be a movie star.

8:44 AM  
Blogger 5penny said...

yay! i too have been craving that particular knit. yours is beautiful! am also loving the mystery stole, can't wait to see the fo!

9:15 AM  
Anonymous pat said...

It is gorgeous in black mohair!! and the beads are perfect!

9:54 AM  
Blogger Cookie said...

Beautiful lace! Such a pretty little hat and adorable little face.

11:07 AM  
Anonymous che said...

Wonderful work! And That hat looks fantastic in Silky Wool but then again what doesnt right!

PS Great Hair and the 80's rule!! haha

11:15 AM  
Blogger 5elementknitr said...

Very pretty!

11:31 AM  
Blogger thursday said...

I'm thinking black is definitely a great color for the mystery stole 3. Wow! And those are the perfect beads, too. Makes me wish I knew how to knit lace!

12:39 PM  
Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

Such a face on Dr. Destructo!!

Your stole is a beauty...

1:41 PM  
Blogger Mary in VA said...

Such an adorable hat model!

3:40 PM  
Blogger hege said...

Well, that's just the cutest model I ever saw!

4:16 PM  
Blogger Monika said...

Lovely cap, even without beads, and the model has beautiful eyes.

7:20 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

The hat is great, but Dr. D. has got to be the cutest child on the face of the earth!

8:49 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Your stole looks beautiful!!

11:31 AM  
Blogger Ronni said...

Ooh everything is so beautiful. I'm terribly intrigued by the silver yarn on rosewood. Any hints you could send my way?

I'm terribly envious of your shawl. I've only just picked a yarn (I think) and I still have to pick from bead possiblities. I'm so far behind I'll never catch up.

4:35 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

The stole is shaping up quite well!
I like your addition to the hat.

7:59 PM  

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