A little Joni Mitchell to start your week off right!
As a rule, I never sign up for any of the "mystery" knits that pop up on Ravelry. Even when I really like - and trust - a designer. I guess I just really need to see the design first. To determine whether it's actually a design that would work for me. And to make the best choice of yarn for the project. (Although, heaven knows, I've made plenty of wrong yarn-choices over the years. Plenty! And always when the design was right there in front of me!)
Anyway. I don't sign up for "mystery" knits (but I applaud those of you who DO. Because GO you risk-takers!), but sometimes I choose to knit the pattern after the "mystery" is revealed.
Such is the case with this one . . . Kirsten Kapur's 2013 Mystery Shawl.
As soon as I saw Margene's (and she DID participate in the mystery-knitting, I might add!), I knew I wanted to knit one, too.
I love the simple-yet-elegant lace panels.
And I'm charmed by the alternating stripe panels.
Lace AND Stripes.
Both sides now.
Ravelry details here.
And my most very special thanks go to Kim -- who guided me through my color choices with advice and suggestions and photos. Her yarn is the absolute loveliest I've ever knit with. (I'm actually trying to figure out how I can knit only with Kim's merino-cashmere blends from now on. . .) THANKS KIM!!!