I finally bit the bullet.
I’m going to try to participate in my first ever mystery project. There have been a few that I know I’ll love the pattern, so I just buy or hoard the patterns…but this one I’m going to actually try knitting it as it’s released.
We’ll see how long that lasts! XD
The pattern is Ex Cineribus MKAL Lace Shawl by Anna Victoria on Ravelry. It’s currently 20% off until release date, which is coming fast — October 20th.
It called for fingering weight yarn, which I’m both surprised and pleased with since it’s my favorite weight to work with. I have enough yarn on hand to keep me happy for decades (see above about crafting hoarding). I decided to go with a bit of a fall theme and chose some Alpaca Cloud yarn from Knitpicks in the color “Lydia”. They no longer stock it but it’s a bit of a mottled burnt orange to reddish color. I couldn’t get my camera to take an appropriate photo to represent the colors, so I stole the one from Knitpicks:
I still say it’s a bit more orange in person. My photo is way brighter than it actually is:
Somewhere between those two.
I do want to bead the project so I ordered some Toho beads in both a dark garnet and a smoky topaz. I hope they work with the yarn in person…if not, I suppose I’ll just have to get more.
Really, I swear I’m not a hoarder; I just look like one.