08 July 2007

Wherein the Black Beast is Tamed

Look! Tame mohair!

Gratuitous arty shot:

I'm using US size 7 needles so that the Mystery Stole pattern shows through the halo. The beads are also a bit larger than specified: size 6 instead of 8. And they are plummy purple. I love the way they look - like a glinting purple highlight on the black.

I finally started yesterday after a trip to the bead store (which is next door to the yarn store!). :)

I will save the real gloating until I have actually finished the Mystery Stole. No need to anger the Mohair Gods yet while they still have power over me.

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Anonymous AlisonH said...

That pattern is so gorgeous, and I can't wait till the rest of it starts showing up all over the place. Your yarn and your beads with it are really scrumptious.

10:22 PM  
Anonymous Maud said...

What a beautiful beginning of your shawl! And yalk about good locations, bead store next dorr to the yarn store.

11:38 PM  
Blogger 5penny said...

seriously beautiful. can't wait to see the fo. i love your color choices.

12:41 AM  
Blogger KWC said...

So sorry to miss knitting yesterday. Since it was 7/7/07/ I was lucky to have a sleep in and a lazy day at home while Ken had the girls out at Grandpa/ma's. Yeah for me. Sit and knit in my cozy couch.
I am looking forward to seeing the stole revealing it's self. The bead are fantastic.
See you soon. Kathleen

12:45 AM  
Blogger Monika said...

Oh, nice combination of yarn and beads!

3:31 AM  
Blogger Marina said...

Lovely! Hope the mohair Gods continue to be kind.

5:45 AM  
Blogger Bridget said...

I really think it's beautiful so far! Good luck all the way through.

5:54 AM  
Blogger Laritza said...

Very pretty! Size 7 needles! there is an idea!

6:46 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

It looks great. I love the color of the beads. I would much rather knit a shawl on 7's than 3's any day.

6:57 AM  
Blogger Knits & Stitches said...

Looking good! Those purple beads are going to look gorgeous with the black mohair.

7:31 AM  
Blogger Bea said...

What a beautiful combo, that mohair looks amazing in that pattern! What yarn is it?

7:32 AM  
Blogger Mary in VA said...

Gorgeous! I don't have time to look through all the posts and pics on MS3 so this is the first black one I've looked at I think. Lovely, and I don't think the mohair is an issue at all.

8:08 AM  
Blogger annmarie said...

Waah! I'm still waiting to get started since I haven't tracked down a crochet hook small enough for placing the beads! :( Yours is looking great, though. :)

8:11 AM  
Blogger hege said...

It's looking beautiful!

8:41 AM  
Blogger Jean said...

Congrats on taming the mohair. My guess is it will be so happy to be knit up so beautifully with such lovely beads that it will surely continue to cooperate.

9:19 AM  
Anonymous pat said...

Beautiful in mohair!! I may regret not using beads! (I really like the pace of this KAL - perfect speed for me)

9:43 AM  
Blogger Cookie said...

So pretty!

Those beads are really going to pop against the black.

10:32 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I can't wait to see the beads on it.

10:36 AM  
Blogger Tiny Tyrant said...

Sigh! It's gorgeous.

And Taunya got to play with you guys again.

10:48 AM  
Blogger Kat said...

I love it in the mohair.

10:51 AM  
Blogger mle said...

Oooh, I'm liking the look of that mystery shawl already! Love the plum beads too.

11:58 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Simply divine! Can't wait to see it finished.

11:58 AM  
Blogger Sonya said...

It looks great! The beads are wonderful!
Great + Wonderful= Stunning

The Grinny Possum is only one block away from Art and Soul Beads.

12:50 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Love the color and bead choice! Asolutely beautiful! I want to start the shawl myself. I have the beads and the yarn and I don't know what is stopping me. I must be crazy!

1:02 PM  
Blogger Yarnhog said...

Ooooh--Love the purple beads!

1:38 PM  
Blogger NH Knitting Mama said...

It's coming out beautiful.

2:02 PM  
Blogger Ryn said...

I love those beads! They're just the kind that I love for myself. I, sadly, missed the sign-ups for Mystery Stole, but I look forward to them developing all over the blogsphere!

6:50 PM  
Blogger Jess said...

beauty, beauty, beauty, Romi! What a great tip on the mohair, too.

6:58 PM  
Blogger Psyched2Knit said...

OH MY GOD! It is so beautiful! You put me to shame! I just spent an hour trying to do row 67. As always you prove that you are a VERY talented woman. (I'm very jealous!)

8:59 PM  
Blogger Marianne said...

This is going to be georgeous !!!!!

11:59 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy said...

This looks awesome so far - very beautiful!

12:25 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

Beautiful! I'm definitely going to get the pattern once it's available. (I'm just not good with KALs:-) I do love the purple beads!

4:49 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Rosemary- I love your color choice.
The beads are scrummy!

It doesn't do to anger the Mohair Gods- it isn't a pretty sight!

5:48 AM  
Anonymous julia fc said...

Delicious combination. And I deeply respect the mohair.

6:03 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes! Your shawl is looking beautiful. I love the beads that you've chosen.

6:44 AM  
Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

Mohair gods, hehe! Yes let's not rankle them!!

6:54 AM  
Blogger Kara said...

Looking just fabulous. I love it!

10:09 AM  
Anonymous Beth S. said...

Oh, gorgeous! I love it in black mohair. In fact, yours is the first one to make me regret not signing up. ;-)

11:52 AM  
Blogger amanda said...

Wow, this is going to be amazing!

12:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm having so much fun watching all the Mystery shawls. Yours is gorgeous!

12:25 PM  
Anonymous Becky said...

Woman, you make me want to knit a shawl. That is so gaw-geous.

Stop it! Stop it I say! :-)

1:22 PM  
Blogger sarah said...

Good heavens, you knit all that lace in one day???? You must be a mohair goddess, yourself!

Looks great, and I love the beads! : )

1:46 PM  
Blogger Sonja said...

Lace? and black and mohair?

I'm not worthy of your presence! It looks great :)

4:31 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

Wow! It's really lovely, Rosemary!

11:01 PM  
Blogger AR said...

Oh, wow! How pretty!!!

7:24 AM  

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