Soundtrack. . .
When you sign on to knit a "mystery shawl" . . . there's a lot of trust involved.
Because, when you begin, you have nothing to base anything on, really.
You pick some colors (that you hope are going to play nice together) (AND work with the design). You wait for the clues to arrive (only one a week). And you keep your sense of adventure (because that's how you got here in the first place) and your sense of humor (because you'll need it) handy.
I've lived long enough to have learned. . .
The closer you get to the fire the more you get burned. . .
Sometimes, as I'm knitting along on a mystery, I wonder what the heck I'm doing.
But when you trust the designer and know her "body of work," and when you've chosen beautiful yarn to work with, it's all kind of exciting to watch the thing unfold.
You can't go the distance . . .
With too much resistance . . .
Mystery shawls . . . are not for the weak of heart. They really are . . . a matter of trust!
(Ravelry details here.)