Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Monday, July 30, 2007
I placed my order as soon as Anne posted it was for sale, and I'm eagerly waiting for my kit to arrive! I ordered the Tupelo Gold kit, and I'll be using my KnitPicks Options needles.
I'm currently working on MS3 and had plans of casting on for Morning Glories Wrap, but it looks like it'll be bees instead.
I can hardly wait to get started!
Nice to meet all of you,
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Hi! I received my Tupelo Honey kit last week, and I'm really excited about this shawl. I have a bunch of other projects on the needles, and am spending a lot of time on Ravelry, but I cast on yesterday and worked the first few rows. My Addi Lace #5s are "tied up" with Mystery Stole 3, so I pulled out some older needles and it's slow going--they aren't pointy or grabby at all by comparison. I don't think I can wait until MS3 is done before continuing (especially since I'm only on clue 2), so there may be another pair of Addi Lace needles in my near future.
I'm really looking forward to seeing all of the different versions of the shawl here on the KAL!
The Bee shawl is my first...and when casting on I did some research and did a long tail cast on.
Since surfing on Ravelry, I noticed that everyone else cast on with waste yarn.
Did I cast on wrong, or will this be a problem for finishing.
I would hate to rip...
I live in Zachary, Louisiana, where you might think shawls are redundant. Unfortunately, many of my friends seem to be "hot Mamas" who really crank the air conditioning to the frigid range! I carry a shawl most evenings.
My Tupelo Gold Bee Fields Shawl kit has arrived, but I am currently knitting away on Clue 4 of MS3, as I suspect many of us are. I'm sure I won't be able to wait until the end of MS3 to at least wind up this beautiful yarn.
I am currently working on the MS3 and 3 other shawls. This does not include my other WIPs either. I will be using my KnitPicks Option needles to knit this shawl which will include some juggling as I am using the needle tips that I am pretty sure I will need on the MS3. That is the one thing about the options that I love. I will be able to work on both projects since I have another cable I can use and just switch the tips around depending on which one I want to work on.
Well I am off to try and get caught up on MS3 (I still haven't finished clue 1 due to having to frog and restart.)
Saturday, July 28, 2007
This bookmark was sent to me by a friend who was visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC in 1975. It is a detail from a Chinese hand scroll from about 1000 A.D. and is called Roses and Bees. Oh, yes, and because we're knitters ~ the yarn it's resting on is Fleece Artist Merino Sock yarn in Gold.
I got my Tupelo Gold kit this week and my Jenkins circulars (ebony & pink ivory) and am looking forward to knitting this shawl. I'm a little nervous - life lines and all those YO's! I'm trying to practice on another MUCH simpler shawl and it's not going well. I'm hoping to gain from some of you experienced lace knitter's expertise!!
Thanks for the invitation!
Sew, I Knit 1, Purl 2
I'm Kat and I'm in South Carolina.
I'm really looking forward to knitting this pattern - I just need to get a couple major lace projects off the needles first.
I didn't order the kit, as I already had (IMHO) the perfect yarn in my stash:
This is Claudia's Handpainted Silk Lace in (appropriately named) Honey colorway. I bought this yarn this spring without any idea what I was going to do with it. When Anne started designing a pattern with a bee motif, I immediately thought of this yarn. Must be fate
Friday, July 27, 2007
i loved watching the creation of this shawl on knitspot, and i'm looking forward to seing everyone's creation here.
I'm Diane in Michigan. I'm very excited to start this shawl. I can't wait to shop for just the right yarn. I'm new to lace knitting. I recently finished the Luna Moth shawl. I'm working on the MS3 and will also be doing the Hanami KAL. The tips and help that I've received from working along with others while we knit our shawls has helped me so much. I think I'm going to attend Midwest Stitches while visiting my son in Chicago so I may get my yarn at the show.
This will be so much fun!!!!!
I started the Bee Fields about a week ago and can't put it down. I'm loving it! and almost finished with the Bee Hive section. Can't wait to get to Swarming Bees!!
I'm using a 100% wool in fingering weight on 6's. Not the softest yarn in the world and wish I had ordered the kit. This is what I had in the stash though.
Also, the pic doesn't show the true color. It's really a medium apple green and not this light.
Have to go now and finish the Bee Hive section!
I just wanted to buzz in here and introduce myself.
My name is Patty and my user name is Stitchesinpink. I'm currently knitting the MS3. In fact, this stole is my first lace project. We have been getting along rather well together, so I thought I'd give this beautiful Bee Shawl a whirl.
Thanks to Cara January One at I read about Oregon Red Clover Honey yarn. It's Blue Moon's Laci yarn and I can't wait to see it in person. Oh, I guess I should say that I ordered it today.
So my yarn is on it's way and I am going to order my pattern.
Now I wait.
My name is Ness and I am from the Napa area in California.
I am so excited to knit this shawl. I just ordered the new Blue Moon Orange clover honey or whatever it is called (the color is just. just. DROOL) and I think it will look so amazing in this pattern.
I am excited!
Here is a picture of last week's progress...it is a bit bigger now but not much.I am really enjoying seeing the pattern unfold!
Funny thing though, I am so scared of bees, haha, but I got a really cool jeweled bee pin to use for this shawl, cuz it's all about the accessories!!
Come visit me here!
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
Saturday, July 21, 2007
I will be starting the Bee Fields on a 24-inch Inox grey because I already have one, but I did buy a 32-inch #5 Addi lace needle the other day since I did not have this size already. I'll be doing my own side-by-side comparison when the yarn arrives and I begin the knitting. I may even do this beforehand since I've been thinking that I'll practice the set-up rows on some yarn that I have on hand already.
Friday, July 20, 2007
patterns will include all corrections up to the date of pattern purchase
in the set-up section, row 2 does not have a beginning bracket. row 2 should read:R2 (RS): BO2, k1, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, k2, yo, k2tog, SM, [yo, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, SM], k1, repeat between brackets, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, k1, CO2"