Saturday, 11 August 2007

Everything Should be This Cute!

Yesterday I received my latest shopping from Purlescence containing a Namaste messenger bag (chocolate corduroy outer with a fabulous lining), some gorgeous Lantern Moon ebony dpns and this adorable sheep measuring tape. How cute is that? They have a few other styles of this measuring tape and I feel a growing need to own the ladybug....



Yesterday was also Clue Day for the Swan Lake Stole (aka Mystery Stole 3). It basically extends the feather pattern across the width of the stole. Next week is the final clue and I'm really curious to see how the feather pattern finishes. I've completed clue 6 in black and will get it underway for the white stole early next week.

In the meantime I've got to pick an edging pattern for the melon stole. I don't know why I'm finding it so difficult - but I am. I can't seem to settle on one.

And huge thanks to Connie (in comments) for solving the Sarcelle Stole mystery and pointing me towards the Shawlknitters Yahoo Group. A knitalong for this pattern is a great idea. I think it's a pattern that adapts well to different yarns and can't wait to see what the knitalong group comes up with. Coincidentally I've been considering making a second Sarcelle in a fingering weight silk yarn that I bought last week.

How wondrous would it have been if Connie had been from Wyoming? But alas it appears she isn't. According to Google analytics Wyoming continues to be a black hole as far as this blog is concerned.

Cazza asked where I get the location information from. I use www.google.com/analytics . There is some code there that you copy on to your template and it will give you daily reports on accesses to your blog. It gives a fair bit of information, but my two favourite bits are: google searches used to find your blog, and location.

But enough knitting talk -- it's Saturday, the sun is shining and Greenwich Park is calling my name.

4 comments:

Holly said...

Your MS3 looks just wonderful. I am impressed that you've gotten two to near completion! I am still struggling with one. And I don't know if I should thank you, or be annoyed, that you showed me that Cazza yarn. It's gorgeous, but I really, really, really don't need it.

feltboots said...

Your stole is looking gorgeous but that's to be expected :D

Would it count if I tell you I once spent a wonderful fortnight in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on holiday ? Very cold place in the winter, it was -25 in the town one day, and that's in Farenheit. Yikes. Maybe they're all knitting furiously for winter and your wonderful lacy stoles wont cut it ;o)

Scherzando said...

Gorgeous stole!

(And don't you just love purlescence? Her store is so fab!)

LittleBerry said...

stole is looking great... it's on my to do list this afternoon as a change from "Midsummer"...

Thanks for the info re Google analytical, I set mine up last night so am waiting for info to come though now...

Glad you liked my choices for rockin blog girls, they are awesome knitters and lovely ladies... Fleegles exploits with Harry make me laugh