I don’t know if I really want to knit MS3. It looked wonderful at first, but a little more narrow than I wanted. As the weeks have passed I’ve not made much knitting progress on my own (part way through clue 2), but I’ve made sure to print out the charts and I’ve followed others’ progress via pictures. I couldn’t wait to see the center motif and to discover how the beads would be used to highlight that center motif. This was only my second time knitting with beads and I was excited to discover the theme. But after seeing that clue 5 creates a wedge shape along one side of the stole I’m beginning to think that this might be it, with the other side simply mirroring the first. Being new to stole knitting I’ll go out on a limb here and assume that this wedge creates a collar-type opening in the center? Maybe not. Anyway, I was kind of hoping for a different pattern in the middle. I’m not going to frog this until I see what others’ finished stoles look like. And I’ll keep printing out the charts, but I don’t know if I’ll invest much knitting time in it for now.
Hopefully I’ve not offended or alienated anybody out there knitting this. I don’t dislike it. However, my knitting time is limited and I’m a slow knitter. This is a pretty big commitment.
Speaking of commitments… I’m going to follow Erin’s lead and make an effort to alter my family’s diet. Lots more local produce and less processed foods will be included. We already eat primarily whole grain breads, cereal and rice. I’m also going to get out and walk and play more with the girls. We took a nice long walk this evening. Who knows, maybe in addition to feeling better some extra weight might come off too.
This weekend we’ll be attending my husband’s Squadron’s family picnic. I’ve not had an opportunity to meet many people since he’s changed units. I hope that there will be children for my girls to play with and that it isn’t too hot. I’m going to sneak along a small knitting project to bring out when my DH is busy
schmoozing socializing. I’m thinking STR Puck’s Mischief and a simple cable pattern. One of the few co-workers of his whom I’ve met is a fellow knitter. Maybe she’ll show up with needles and yarn too!