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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Magic Carpet Ride

Well, you don't know what we can find
Why don't you come with me little girl
On a magic carpet ride...

Hi, my name is Susan and I'm a lace-a-holic.

Now you get to chime in with, "Hi Susan!"

Isn't that how it works?

Maybe I have nothing better to do with my time...

Or maybe I'm a glutton for punishment...

Maybe I need to get a life...

For whatever reason, (pick one; anyone; doesn't really matter which...)

One day after Moroccan Days/Arabian Nights release, a measly little 24 hours later (plus change)

I committed to producing a little sister scarf for her.

Isn't that supposed to take another nine months?

Magic Carpet will utilize many of the same lace patterns as her big sister, but she will be a smaller, more manageable project with a simplified construction technique. Perfect for those not ready to take on a full size shawl.

I will provide an alternative ending border for those who don't wish to use beads and the two sided edging is nowhere to be seen (arguably the toughest part of MD/AN.)

Kim is expressing me some of her Moroccan Spice color lace yarn and beads are on their way from Foxden.

And me? I'm swatching again...

Except for frequent breaks for chocolate...

Are we having fun yet?

For the next three months, pattern will be available only in kits from Woolen Rabbit. My way of thanking Kim for all her support.

Besides, you couldn't find a better choice. If you can't find a color you like on her website (check out the sock yarn. she can dye any of those colors as lace)

Well then, you just aren't looking hard enough!

Since I am modifying an earlier design, lead time will be brief. We anticipate a release next week.

In other good news, a little New Hampshire birdie tells me some kits for MD/AN may go out as early as Friday.

Swatch pics tomorrow...

To steal a line from Tim Gunn, "Carry on..."

8 comments:

Zarah said...

I'm so glad you're doing the smaller & easier scarf! I don't think I'm quite ready to take on that large of a project yet. And Kim's Moroccan Spice yarn looks delicious!

vi said...

very very good

this is a very good thing

you are going to be a hero to the new lace knitters
and i get a second goodie to put on my list


vi

Diane said...

That song's been going through my head ever since you posted the name at Ravelry. The scarf will be a nice warm-up on the motifs. Sort of like a big swatch. Especially if I have to wait for the topaz beads for the shawl. Now, whether to do Moroccan Spice or Arabian Nights.....

Jejune said...

You are a glutton for punishment, aren't you ;) Or else utterly addicted!

Looking forward to seeing the baby sister :)

Kristina B said...

Susan: this is absolutely beautiful! Will the pattern be available after the KAL? (I, being a laceaholic myself, am involved in three other projects at present).

I giggled when I saw this post... for the reason why, you may wish to check out my blog post today: My Name is Kristina and I'm a lace addict (Hi Kristina!).

Snap!

:-)

Lucia said...

Hi, Susan!

Nicola said...

That's wonderful! Can't wait to see it. I'll definitely get a Little Sister Kit for my 1st lace project.

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

You are a delightfully amusing -- and talented -- lace-a-holic! And we are all your enablers. This is a good addiction! Looking forward to more. Shall we all send chocolate?

Madeline