Days 62-92 of #100happydays
#100happydays - Days 93-100

Summer of mystery

I've finished three knitting projects this summer and all of them were Mystery Knit-along Shawls! The latest to cross the finish line is the biggest shawl I've ever knit!


And possibly the laciest!


  • Project:  Follow Your Arrow (Mystery KAL) by Ysolda Teague
  • Yarn:  Sock by Malabrigo Yarn, "Archangel" colorway, 2 skeins from 2 dye lots
  • Needle:  US 6
  • Start to Finish:  February 7, 2014 - September 2, 2014


Katie and I drove out to the Lake Michigan shore on Saturday afternoon and, though pretty breezy, I managed to take a few photos.


The "little yellow house" near the pier at Kewaunee is a favorite spot.


It's adorable (we've been here before) (some things have changed since then).

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I managed to stretch my 4-day Labor Day Weekend into FIVE, and crossed a few things off my list, made progress on some others, and bought a new dishwasher. Heh. You just never know what's going to happen around here. We got a great deal and it's being delivered today.

I've been in fall cleaning mode... windows, closets, drawers... throwing everything that's not nailed down into the washer. I've been productive without putting too much pressure on myself... getting things back into some sort of order. It's good.

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I haven't been knitting much this summer, preferring needle and thread (and making progress there, too). This morning I came across this:


...and I am down like a rug. Seriously. A Kaffe Fassett Mystery Knit-Along Afghan?? Gah. Details here and here. The knit-along starts October 1st!! Start your engines, gather your yarn! I'm so excited.




Absolutely lovely! I think you chose the perfect colorway for your model and the little yellow house is the perfect place to show it off!


You're quite the adventurous knitter these days with all of these mystery projects. Love the shawl!


Love the color and the direction you took with your Arrow. It's exactly as I was thinking to go. A shawl that envelopes you and keeps you warm during the cold months, plus creates a beautiful show piece, is about as perfect as a shawl can be. It's an heirloom, Vicki.


Does the model get to keep the shawl? It looks just amazing with her beautiful hair. You have such a gift for picking colors. (I confess to going back to visit the teal and yellow baby blanket on a regular basis.)


that shawl is gorgeous ... especially on Katie! I'd love to join the Kaffe Fassett KAL, but sadly, I still have 47 squares to go on the Martin Storey one. I'm considering comparing my yarn to what KF calls for to see if I could make his work instead. Not at all sure what I'd do with the extra yarn, but it would be great to have more energy around another KAL.


The shawl and pictures are beautiful. You sound so busy and productive!


which colorway are you knitting in the Kaffe KAL? I have ruled out pastel, but can't decide....


I saw this but then Brooklyn Tweed's fall patterns came out and I have my eye on a sweater and I am going to a big Knitters Fair on Saturday, willpower not exactly intact....
Good luck with the afghan!

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