Pictures from yesterday, since I finally got the camera, cord and computer together at the same time!
The theme of this year's Mystery Stole was Swan Lake, but mine's on the small side, and the color looks more like a baby swan (a cygnet... not a gosling, which is what I keep trying to say) than an adult, so cygnet pond seems more accurate.
As it turns out, it's the perfect size to wear in normal life (vs. wear to dressy events)--small enough not to catch on things or be pulled off by its own weight, but large enough to keep my neck warm (hey, the meeting yesterday morning was in a chilly room) and stay in place by overlapping itself. And I love how the wing end shows across the front.
The color is more accurate in these two than in the next one, but this one shows the points... which I love.
So, I have a whole skein of the yarn leftover, and rather than make a second shawl in the same color (although I could give it as a gift, none of my usual giftees seem like shawl people), I'm going to have a little drawing, and answer my idle curiousity at the same time.
My blog stats let me see a map with pins where readers' ISPs are located, but I'd love to see who the pins are. So, leave me a comment by Thursday, September 6, with your first name, general location (whatever you're comfortable with), and your blog (if you have one), and I'll pick someone at random to send my second skein of Live 2 Knit's Vivien (640 yds of superwash merino/50 g) in the chocolate color way to. Since I won the yarn in a drawing from Debby, I think the second skein should be shared the same way.
Small print: You are still eligible even if I already know who you are, where you live, and what your blog is... I'll post the winner on September 7 (and you may want to check back on the 7th, in case the next step is a post that says "Molly in Maine, I have yarn for you, but I have no idea what your email address is! Help!" Also, hi Molly!). One entry per person. And I have a tiny bit of extra left over from the first skein, if the winner wants it as insurance.