7 Small Shawls: T - 185 days and counting down.
Knitting continues on the sekrit project. Slowly. Because the yarn is splitty. I mean really. I've only ripped this part out 20 times. I should have at least another 20 to go before the yarn splits. Right? ;)
Meanwhile, with my hands on auto-pilot, I am dreaming up the rest of the beaded beauty - #3 shawl. It needs to be starry, of course, and I've been looking around for starry looking stitches. I like to start with a stitch dictionary and then modify the stitch to make it exactly what I want. I came across this:
I'm going through permutations in my mind while listening to Lady Gaga. (I know; I have eclectic taste, to say the least. Other artists on this play list: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Band of Horses, Roy Orbison, Eagles, R.E.M., James Taylor, The Cure...you get the idea. My favs.)
The stitch pattern will, of course, be beaded. And I'm working on the exact transition to the lace from the beaded garter stitch. I really want to be finished with my stealth knitting and on to shawl #3! It's calling to me, and every time I take my stealth project out, it peers up at me accusingly from the depths of my knitting bag.
Cool news today: another sekrit project is coming my way! This promises to be a super fun one. :) My favorite thing about stealth knitting? Using yarns that I wouldn't otherwise try and loving them!
I'm off to get Maia ready for release!
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