I mentioned earlier that I had joined the Mystery 220 group on Ravelry. Each month is a new mystery project with clues posted each week. No project will require more than 220 yards of yarn. December’s project was the Duet cowl/hat, my last FO of 2010.
There were two projects for January. One beaded and one colorwork. I’ve been wanting to do colorwork for some time so I jumped right in. Here’s my knit after clue #1.
I started a couple of times before I settled on this color combination. Getting the gauge right was a real challenge. There’s just a bit of pucker where the needles change from pulling the stitches a bit too tight. But all-in-all I’m pretty pleased.
I’ve learned quite a lot from the generous group members and through a little trial and error. The mystery is that we don’t know what we’re knitting until the very end. That’s part of the fun. I have my suspicions, but I’m keeping them to myself for a bit. Clue #2 came out on Saturday so I need to catch up a bit. I’ll have another update next week.
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There have been two more cross-stitch starts for the Crazy Challenge that I’ll share soon. And I’ll have a reading update tomorrow along with Teaser Tuesday. Oh, and did I mention the two crochet squares for the afghan? Busy, busy, busy! 🙂
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