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Mystery Shawl - Qualified Perceptions
Mystery Shawl
This was my very first Mystery Knit-Along. For those who aren't knitters, this means you get a bunch of yarn, and the designer sends you "clues" one at a time, and you do the clues and post pictures of your progress to the group that's all doing it together. I liked the - hmm, it wasn't really "competitive", but it certainly wasn't "cooperative" either. There must be the right word for this - maybe sort of like doing a non-competitive race, like the Jingle Bell Run? Everyone's trying to do well and keep up with each other, and (I guess) nobody is saying I MUST BEAT THAT GUY IN FRONT OF ME OR I SUCK. Well, anyway, that mystery word is sort of what this was like, except that then I fell off at the last clue (the second half of the edging) because I decided I needed to knit another pair of Christmas socks. Like flaking out at the 8K mark. :)

Anyway. Here's a shawl. It's not a full laceweight, more like a light fingering, and very silky and soft and pettable. But... I don't know who it's for! I couldn't figure that out beforehand because I didn't know what it was going to look like, and I still don't know! Sometimes they're obvious (maybe it was only obvious to *me* that the one-winged swan was clearly desireearmfeldt and the peach blossoms were clearly tallou, but that's all the obvious I need), but this one still isn't obviously someone. I like the colors (well, that's why I picked them), but I already have the copper Tiong Bahru which fits the copper-brown-lace-shawl niche. Is there anyone out there who is saying "Ooooh! That is the shawl of my destiny!" ?

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jadia From: jadia Date: January 6th, 2013 04:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
That says shumashi to me for some reason...maybe I associate her with those colors? :-)
bluepapercup From: bluepapercup Date: January 6th, 2013 05:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
That shawl is GORGEOUS!
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: January 6th, 2013 05:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ahah, that sounds like it's the shawl of your destiny, then! For thesis luck!
bluepapercup From: bluepapercup Date: January 6th, 2013 06:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh my! An honor!!

Let us coordinate exchange off LJ. :)
mathhobbit From: mathhobbit Date: January 6th, 2013 05:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Are the other knitters not posting pictures of their gifted shawls to give you pointers?

From: csbermack Date: January 6th, 2013 06:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is not quite the shawl of my destiny so I am glad someone else loves it. Should you have another object involving a bright orange, or bright pink, or the two together, that may likely be an object of my destiny, and could be exchanged for a woven object of destiny, or merely fondness, whatever that might be.
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: January 6th, 2013 06:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I will keep an eye out for possibilities! It sounds like you match my sister-in-law, who chose this yarn.
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firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: January 10th, 2013 01:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
It is in fact mostly made of sheep, but caterpillar spit adds shine! I often think that people who can't tolerate wool have a harder road with knitting - cotton is less forgiving, and will stretch and slump a lot more easily, so you don't get to start on an easy level. :(
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