Uh oh, temptation calling….

I am such a sucker for temptation.

OK,  let me clarify that.  At least when it comes to knitting.  And maybe just a few other things.  Which I’m not going to talk about right now.  Ahem.

One of my favourite designers is  Wendy D. Johnson, or Wendy Knits.   Wendy Knits is well known for her many patterns, especially socks.   She has written several books about toe-up socks.

She is also the author of Wendy Knits, A Never-Ending Adventure in Yarn, and the soon-to-be-released Wendy Knits Lace.

Here are some of her free patterns, if you’re interested!

Wendy’s blog is one that I follow, with enjoyment.  Last week she announced a new project, the Summer Mystery Shawlette – a KAL.    Uh oh.  I really like her lace patterns.

She is publishing clues over about three weeks, a few rows at a time.    I haven’t yet cast on, but it’s a real temptation!!!  I may well capitulate.

Her first post covers skill level, choosing yarn and needles, casting on, etc. There are a total of five parts of the pattern — here is the release schedule:

* Preliminary Information — cast-on and set-up — Sunday, May 15
* Part One — Chart A, 12 rows — Tuesday, May 17
* Part Two — Chart B, 12 rows — Sunday, May 22
* Part Three — Chart C, 72 rows — Thursday. May 26
* Part Four — Chart D, 20 rows, and finishing instructions — Thursday June 2

She adds:

Note that Part Three is a big chunk — I wanted it to be released before Memorial Day weekend (here in the U.S.) so those of you who have extra knitting time can indulge. But remember, because you are knitting from the bottom up, the rows get shorter and shorter, so it is not as daunting as it sounds!

Well, I don’t have a long weekend, so the third chunk may take me longer, but never mind.  Of course, I don’t have to cast on now at all, I can wait for the end, and see all the finished results on Ravelry, and then decide if – and when – I want to do it or just stay with my other WIPs…but where’s the fun in that?  The key word here is mystery, after all.  And you know how much I love mysteries.

I’m thinking of using the Fleece Artist yarn I got in the TTB…

Variegated, but not too much, so the lace is highlighted.  I’m also debating adding beads, but I don’t think I will…

There’s a discussion of the KAL in her Ravelry group, along with the clues she’s also publishing in her blog.


I really want to finish some of my WIPs.  I’m halfway through the Criss-Cross scarf.  Other WIPs are close to being finished.  And the yarn is ready for several other projects in the queue.

Oh, piffle.

Can I stand firm?  Should I?  What would you do?


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