|So, I finally got to start the Mystery Stole. I didn't have a chance this weekend, because we had a friend of ours visiting, so I waited to cast on until Monday night at my once-a-month knitting group. I made it most of the way through chart A while I was there, and finished up the rest of the chart yesterday. I still need to do the second chart, but here's where we stand at the moment.|
What's this odd pile? Those are all the ends trimmed from weaving in on the Molly sleeves.
That's right! The Molly Sleeves, they are done! (See, Cristi - tree bark!)
Full Flickr set here.
Pattern: Molly Weasley Style Bell Sleeves, from Jo at Fruitcats.com
Yarn: WEBS Valley Yarns Longmeadow cotton/microfiber in 13 colors, 1 to 2 balls of each.
Hook: US size H Clover Bamboo
Jacket: Old Navy
I really enjoyed this one. I wasn't sure if I would encounter second-sleeve syndrome with these, since I'm known for it with socks, but I really had fun making them. You know, in spite of that little setback with screwing up the second cuff and needing to re-do it. Jo has reminders throughout the pattern to weave in your ends as you go, which I blissfully ignored. It might have made the weaving in go a bit faster, but it also would have made ripping back that second cuff a (bigger) nightmare, so I think I'm glad I waited.
Big BIG thanks to Alice, who suggested attaching them to a denim jacket, and to Maryanne, Roxy, and the other ladies at my kickass knitting group, who encouraged me in the madness that was this project.
In other news, I got a lovely, lovely compliment yesterday. Jacque over at This Kitten Knits awarded me a "Rockin' Girl Blogger" award ('tis over in the sidebar, there). I am so flattered, and really touched at her kind words. I love her blog, and adore her designs (have you seen that Nereides stole? Gorgeous!), so this means that much more to me.
And in the"OhmygodSQUEEEEE!" department, have you read yesterday's post from the Yarn Harlot, wherein she raves about the addictiveness that is Ravelry? One of the patterns she linked to was my "Jack Sparrow Socks"! And bunches (almost 2000 at last count) have clicked through to check it out. I can't believe it.