Friday, August 24, 2007

Cygnet Pond & Yarn Giveaway

Pictures from yesterday, since I finally got the camera, cord and computer together at the same time!


Thinking

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.


With Vespy

The color is more accurate in these two than in the next one, but this one shows the points... which I love.


Pointy!

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.

44 comments:

Gammy aka Peggy said...

Your stole turned out gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

Alice in Maine said...

Good job! It is a fun knit, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Both you and Vespy wear it well!!! Your stole is beautiful!!!

Maria (Boston)
MS3=Maria7gwp

Nautical Knitter said...

Very pretty! Nice color choice.

Anonymous said...

Hi from Oregon

I like the 'cygnet' look and size. Confirms that I am on the right track for me in terms of size.

Susan, fellow MS3er

Carol said...

Your stole looks great with the shaded yarn color (I used a solid cream). Carol in SE Michigan

lwhitingh51 said...

Very lovely. Did you say the colorway was " chocolate"? How can I pass that up? some one uses a tag line to the effect: "The answer is choclate. The question is irrelevant." Count me in.
LeAnn in Spokane

Katy said...

Oooh! pretty!! OK I am leaving my first comment for you in hopes of winning the yarn.
Katy in New Haven :)

jennsquared said...

You already know who I am and where I live, but I love that yarn so here it goes...

jennsquared @ New Haven CT :)

and I love how your stole turned out! :)

bahnona said...

Very pretty. Mine is Verde Esperanza (green) Malabrigo Lace Baby Merino. Almost done, but no camera! :(

Buffie
Bryan, TX

Dixie said...

I love your stole! Great yarn! I'd love to be in the running for that yarn.
Dixie - Seymour, Indiana
Blogless
dyb1@comcast.net

MJ said...

Fabulous lace! Love the petite size and the color is just delish.

Mary Jane in Indianapolis, IN
www.mudlarque.blogspot.com

olmommee said...

How absolutely beautiful. I love the color. I'd considered something similar when trying to decide and went with a peachy cashmere from Colourmart...Which I have dubbed "Swine Lake"...I'll finish it eventually, but have started over with Melanie's Jaggerspun Zephyr in natural White...going slowly since I have a convalesing (sp) husband at home.

I am Olivia-Lee and I live on a dairy farm in Central Virginia.

Minnesota Mazzio's said...

That is stunning. I am still plugging away on mine but thanks for letting me see the finished result.

Casey in duluth Mn

Lisa said...

Your stole is beautiful! Mine is also on the small side and I think it's the perfect size.

Lisa, Palm Harbor FL

Sunflowerfairy said...

If Val's photos didn't light a fire to the needles, yours would. Beautiful job, once again.

Anonymous said...

Hi, your shawl looks so pretty. I am a slow bee but still working on it. I am from Lancaster, OH and would love to win that beautiful yarn. Lora

Jean said...

HI From across the Sound! Nice Stole!Actualy passing through CT tomorow heading home from ME Jean from L.I. Here!!!

Mary Kay said...

OH, your stole is so pretty. If you are still having a drawing, please put my name in...
Mary Kay from Horicon, Wisconsin
marykayknits@gmail.com

Marianne said...

It has turned out beautiful ! The color is stunning I love the subtle tones of browns in it, looks very much look a young swan to me ! I am making mine in a soft grey color, but I wouldn't mind making another in this yarn :)
I live in the Netherlands, and since it seemed fun to you to know who were visiting your blog I decided to comment on it. OK, a chance to win might be the reason too.
Marianne,
www.blackbunnyisknitting.blogspot.com

LUL said...

So beautiful!
Lene in Denmark

Arianwen said...

It actually looks infinately more wearable in the super wash. Very nice.
west yorkshire England

Reluctant Penguin said...

Your stole is beautiful! I didn't think I would like it in a variegated yarn, but it is gorgeous. Joyce in NJ

Dominique said...

Dominique in Belgium. Don't know if I can participate, but I really like the smaller version of MS3. Mine turned out pretty big.

TexanaPurls said...

I love it! You did a wonderful job on the stole. I wish I was finished, but I'm a real slow-bee!
Mine is a cygnet shade of pale cream!
Patti
Plano, TX

Karen said...

Hi. This is my first time visiting (from MS3) and love your stole. Congratulations. I am not even close to done but am loving it. Am making it in Cherry Hill Possum. (I'm not sure if possums and swans co-exist or fight.)

Count me in on the drawing. What fun. I am Karen in Yonkers and my blog is www.yointhehouse.blogspot.com. It's also my first day blogging!

shortoldlady said...

Your stole is lovely! I love checking out all the finished stoles - gives me incentive to finish mine!! I'm Sue from New Jersey

owl knits said...

I'm still knitting, but seeing pictures of finished stoles is very motivating.

Lynne said...

'Cygnet Pond' is a great name! The starf (stole/scarf) looks just great, too. Mine is in pewter Zephyr, so it's a dirty bird.

Of COURSE I want to win some chocolate yarn. I'm no idiot!

Lynne in northeast Florida
thedancingrose.blogspot.com
lynneagh AT bellsouth DOT net

Karen said...

hi! What a lovely shawl! I am still trying to make up my mind how I want my shawl to be. I lost all my beads right when it got to be time to decide on the need for extra length (yes!) and whether I wanted a wing (the jury is still out). I now have replacement beads and a new crochet hook, but haven't decided what to do!

So the answer is of course to enter your contest. My name is Karen and I live in Winchester, MA in the US (about 8 miles from Boston). One of my other waiting projects is a pair of socks from some hand-dyed yarn sent to me from Australia - I wish I remembered the dyeist!

Baby Beth said...

So pretty!

Beth in New Haven

ddknits said...

Your stole is lovely & I adore your fishy with ruffles. What a hoot! I'm still back in clue 4 but making progress slowly. I've been carting around the world's biggest sock meeting some wonderful knitters all around the metro Atlanta, GA area. Debra

Katie said...

Your MS3 turned out beautifully and it looks just the perfect size!

I'd love to have a copy of the finished photo for the gallery.

Charmy said...

I came here from the MS3 yahoo group to check out your finished Cygnet stole, it's so pretty!

I'm in VA Beach, VA :]

Kusum said...

Hey, We met at the book signing for yarn harlot RA Julia book signing.

Your stole is beautiful

Yvonne said...

Yvonne in Indiana,
I enjoyed reading your blog and your comments about the "Cygnet Pond". I am a library Director of a small public library in Indiana and I am knitting the MS3 when I am not at the library oo teaching knitting and skiing. One of my staff members and I are working on the project. Thank you, Yvonne

Roobeedoo said...

ooh that is lovely!

And I would love to win some of that so here I am... Ruth of Scotland (me again!)
http://www.roobeedoo.blogspot.com

molly in maine said...

Hi!

Wow, look at all the comments! Isn't it amazing to see that people from all over the world are reading your blog? So cool.

Sonja said...

Hi! I'm in Bethlehem, PA. Your stole is gorgeous!
Sonja

Anonymous said...

It's really pretty - and the size is perfect.


Diane (Franklin MA)

mere said...

think I'm the first one to comment from Atlanta! I found your blog (weeks ago! sorry, I've been lurking!) from a comment you left on The Yarn Harlot (re: your beautiful wedding shawl) and I love your knitting and your blog. Thanks so much for sharing!

ikkinlala said...

Such a pretty stole!

I'm from BC, Canada (right now I'm in Prince George, but not always).

Debra said...

Thanks for sharing.

Debra
Pacific Northwest

Anna said...

As always you've succeeded in making wonderful lace! And I love that colour!!!

Anna from Sweden (http://annascorneroftheworld.blogspot.com)