Saturday, February 18, 2012
Kinetik Mystery KAL-- D.O.N.E!!!
Finished this Kinetik Mystery Knit Along Thursday night and managed to get it blocked yesterday! Laura Nelkin is the designer. I used Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock yarn in Cypress with size 8 beads --2246 to be exact (I do notice a few little outliers that need to be massaged back into their places).
I learned two things for sure: Sweet Georgia Tough Love is as tough as nails and lace-tip addis (my favorite brand of knitting needles -- it must stand for "addicting") are invaluable in a project like this!!
I'm not sure I will ever do another project that you are required to string over 400 beads at a time (MULTIPLE times) onto the yarn and PUSH THEM ALONG as you work. There could be a photo of my doing this in the dictionary under ANNOYED or FRUSTRATED. Not a pretty sight. Have I mentioned how tough Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock yarn is??
But, I am pleased with the final outcome. I actually loved the center piece that united the two side triangles (in spite of my having to take it almost all out because I misread the instructions and was taking in two live stitches at each end instead of one). Can I just say, it is less fun to go backwards than forwards. ;) My bad.
I also finished my Sothia (Sand and Surf), but haven't gotten it blocked yet.
My cute little blocking set wasn't large enough for either shawl, so Sand and Surf is next in line for the bed blocking station...
One down and one to go. PLUS, I am about to start another exciting shawl by Boo Knits (with beads in a different method)!! Can't wait!
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend. We are enjoying rain, blessed rain!! Thank our Heavenly Father. We need it so very much. blessings ~ tanna