Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Mystic Waters KAL

We are all sad over here in my corner of the woods. Our beloved pet guinea pig passed away yesterday. We will miss you Brownie and hope you know that you were loved. Brownie was just a regular guinea pig that dd#2 picked out when she was 5. That was 4 1/2 years ago. Taking care of Brownie was her responsibility. Every morning she would get up and feed, water and get Brownie some kind of treat. Brownie was played with everyday and received lots of hugs. DD#2 is devastated. Take care Brownie, we loved you lots.
Onto some knitting content because knitting always cheers me up.
I am just now starting the Mystic Waters KAL. I knitted up this swatch yesterday and brought it to knit night. As you can see, I used several sizes of needles because I was unsure of which size would look the best with this yarn.
If you are reading this post and wouldn't mind letting me know which size needle you like the best that would be great. At knit night the reigning winner was US size 4, with 3 and 5 coming in second. Look below for close up shots of the knitting with each size needle.

My personal favorites are sizes US 3 & 4, but I could be swayed :o)!


Shan said...

Ah, no...your poor kids. Losing a pet is so hard.

I like 3 or 4 too.

Cathy said...

Hi, I'm also knitting the Mystic Waters--just beginning; finished page 1 of clue 1.

One vote for #4; on the shawls I've seen, this design really seems to stand out on the larger needles. I understand that some choose smaller needles if they want a warmer shawl, or less open design.
Best of luck! :)

Lynne said...

I knit loosely, so YMMV. I am knitting MS3 with Zephyr on #4's, and I think it's too loose. I am planning on doing MW with Zephyr again, but I'm going to use #3's for it. I think the best balance between "laciness" and "definition" comes on 3's or 4's for most people. I just happen to be a 3.

However, it's what YOU like best that counts! It's your creation, so make it the way you like it.

Tibbers said...

Hello, sorry to hear about your pet!

I like 2 and 3 but then again I like denser lace. Good luck!

Nancy @ the Jersey Shore said...

Size #3, maybe #4. Sorry about Brownie :-(

synnove said...

I read that you have made up your mind for needles nr 3. I would have used 3 or 4. Both look very beautiful.


PS! Could you please adjust your blog so that ohter than only people with a google account can comment.

stitchin' girl said...

Thanks so much for all the helpful comments!! I have finally (with your help) decided to use the #3's. I'll post more as I knit more :o)

hakucho said...

All of your swatches look great:) I have never tried knitting with beads...must try it sometime...