Summer knitty is up

And what perfect timing! I have the yarn for two, count ’em, two projects!

First are the Unmentionables.

I just received some Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in kelp green in the correct amount (plus a little extra) and it is perfect for my skin tone. I am actually pretty excited about these & I am thinkin’ they might get a bump up on the list. I will finish the flutterby socks tonight & cast on for these. I love fun pants/skirts/bottoms. As a teenager I lived in tights (preferably black with runs in them) under my mom’s square dancing pettipants (my favorite were the white but I wore the black & red pretty often too) with a white t-shirt, black bra & Doc’s. So punk rock. I was all about wearing things that noone else had, hence sewing most of my own clothes or altering what I could get at a thrift store.

And, the second pattern from Knitty which I think is so simple it’s brilliant & perfect for all summertime wardrobes & for in the winter under a blazer/jacket (at least in SoCal it’s perfect), the Coachella. I have Cotton Ease in Charcoal for that pattern. My plan is to make it more tunic length, by adding more hip shaping, to use all 3 balls I have on hand. I think it’s a classic top.

Now for some discussion on the Mystery Stole 3. I purchased my yarn, Zephyr Silk Wool in pewter, from last week after signing up for the knitalong. Well, I haven’t been charged & there is no expected ship date for my yarn as of yet. This is normal for They aren’t known for their timely service. But instead of cancelling my order I decided to go for another color, Steel, and get it from Sarah’s Yarns. Everyone on the ms3 group is raving about her service, selection & price. So I went for it this morning. Yeah, she already shipped it!!! Now that is called service, people! Then Colourmart had to go and add more 100% silk lace cones to their site for $16, free shipping & Richard ships F.A.S.T. I get my orders from him in the UK faster than I get most yarns here in the US. Needless to say, I bought one cone of the silk camomile. The stole recommended colors are either black, white or something close. So I am opting for the dark gray/vanilla range. Just a tad off. I did last years stole in black. Didn’t want to do that two years in a row and white is too stark for me.

As I was typing the above, Judy from theknitter emailed me to let me know that with the mad rush from MS3 participants the pewter color is on backorder but may be in by next Tuesday. I will get one of the first shipments out. That is fine by me. I don’t mind waiting to have all 3 yarns on hand, picking beads and then getting started. I try not to let competition get to me but if you know me at all, you know  I am going to start with whatever yarn gets here first & whatever beads I have on hand!