March 07, 2010
A Mystery No More!The Mystery KAL is a mystery no more! On Friday a gaggle of the KALers donned their newly complete Skoodlets and descended upon the community table at Uncommon Threads to share, munch, and laugh. I think I have just discovered the perfect accessory for an evening of knit tagging -- stay tuned.
February 26, 2010
Curiouser and CuriouserI've just completed the 2nd installment of the Uncommon Threads Mystery KAL and it just keeps getting curiouser and curiouser. This installment features short rows, button holes, and asymmetrical increasing.
There is something disorienting -- yet strangely exhilarating -- about knitting something for which you have no clue what it looks like. I'm beginning to piece together a partial visual image and believe this "accessory" will be donned on knit tagging evenings. Third installment due out next Monday, party the following Friday -- I'm jazzed!
February 20, 2010
Miss Marple Would Be ProudMiss Marple is my role model. There is something deeply appealing about her attention to detail, her tenacity for solving problems, her love of knitting, and her ability to drink a cup a tea with the best of us. I'm convinced this crafty sleuth would have enjoyed the puzzle of a mystery KAL. With the first installment of the Uncommon Threads Mystery KAL completed, I've donned my Miss Marple thinking cap -- or would it be a lace shawl -- and have begun to suspect a potential accessory for the mystery item on my needles. The hostesses for the KAL will neither confirm nor deny my conjecture, so I'll have to wait for the next installment to gather additional clues.
February 15, 2010
Several years ago I had an epiphany while swatching. On that uneventful day in early May 2007 I realized one of my greatest pleasures in life was figuring things out. What can I say, I love a good puzzle. So why, oh why, dear reader has it taken me so long to jump onto the Mystery KAL bandwagon? Perhaps it was my preoccupation with teaching mathematics these last few years that had diverted my attention away from the knitting shenanigans happening across the blog-a-sphere. But let's leave speculations for another day and discuss the cold hard facts. Today I joined the Mystery KAL sponsored by my LYS and am completely and utterly hooked. I'm already halfway through the first installment and have no clue -- not a one -- as to what I'm making.
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