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Yes, I have indeed committed myself to yet another knitting project.

It’s called Secret of the Stole iii (It’s the 3rd one but my first one). This one is hosted by the Nautical Knitter. (You can get all the details at their web site.)

The deal is that you get a piece of the pattern once a week. I have actually tried of couple of these before and have gotten through the 1st couple of hints and became disgusted and quit. I am determined to finish this one.

I am a very slow lace knitter. Very small thread, lots of yarn-overs and combining of stitches. Very fiddly work. I have to be well rested and without distractions in order to make everything work as it should. I actually had this weekend to myself so it was perfect for getting started on t his project. (I had to stop knitting to watch Michael Phelps earn all his medals. Just too exciting!)

Here’s clue #1

It even has beads….(a little hard to see due to bad lighting)

As I was pinning it to take pictures, I was bragging to my mother about the fact that I had not had to rip back and start over like I had in the past and then it happened. I had inadvertently dropped a stitch and when I started to stretch the piece, it ran like a hole in a pair of nylons. I had to do a quick repair. That’s what I get for gloating!

Since you have no idea what it is supposed to look like, I challenge you to find the mistake! (you can’t tell me when you find it…..I’m going to believe that when it’s finished it won’t be noticed at all.

I am using this a yarn called Shadow from Knitpicks that I had bought last year to do a mystery shawl so I only had to buy the beads. (remember, I’m on a yarn diet!) The color I am using must have been discontinued.

Here is my yarn….on the top. The bottom is a regular worsted weight. It’s pretty small!

Hopefully I can keep up with the hints and in a few weeks I’ll have a beautiful lacy shawl.

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