My current work in progress:

Comfort Fade Cardi by Andrea Mowry, knit from Miss Babs  Kaweah in the Parchment, Old Gold, Petrified Forest, and Espresso colorways, using 3.75mm and 4mm needles.

Finished Objects

I’ve been enjoying looking at all the FO pix of your Summer Mystery Shawlettes in the FO thread in my Ravelry discussion group. It’s fun to see the different yarns and colors you all have used.

My FO pix . . .

Here it is pre-blocking.

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Here it is post-blocking.

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I used Madelintosh Tosh Sock in the “Mulled Wine’ colorway for my shawlette.

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And guess what? I bound off my Estonian Pi last night.

Unblocked, it measures 50 inches across.

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I wet-blocked it today. Here it is pinned out on my living room floor.

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It now measures 64 inches across.

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Pattern coming soon!

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I used Wollmeise Lacegarn in the “Fliederbusch” colorway on a 3.5mm needle. I purchased the yarn from The Loopy Ewe when they had the lace in slightly smaller skeins (a boo-boo from the mill that were sold at lower prices.) My skein, however, weighed 299 grams (I can’t remember how much it was listed as, but it was less) — a full skein of Lacegarn is 300 grams and 1740 yards. I had this much left over after knitting:

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It’s probably at least 500 yards. 1740 yards divided by 300 grams is 5.8 yards per gram. Multiply 5.8 times 90 grams and you get 522 yards. Who would like my leftovers? 🙂 There’s enough for a small shawl here.

Leave a comment to this blog post telling me you’d like it by Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 4:00pm EDT and I’ll draw a winner at random from the comments.

Speaking of winners, several of you correctly identified the television show that Lucy was watching in my last blog post as “How I Met Your Mother,” the episode from the first season entitled “Nothing Good Happens After 2:00 A.M.” Although you could only see the very bottom of the tv screen, the hint was the “2 am” showing at the bottom. I sent a coupon code good for some free patterns from my Ravelry store to the first two people who posted the right answer in the comments

Lucy is not sure he is going to watch tv today. She may spend the day napping.

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She was, after all, a big help in the blocking of my Estonian Pi.



  1. Sarah O says:

    me please! Beautiful yarn!

  2. The estonian is beautiful!!!
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  3. I would love to win the Wollmeise. I was wondering the same thing as others, what is the official name of the Summer Mystery Shawl?

  4. I just finished the Summer Mystery Shawl and would love to knit it again. One cannot have too many shawls!

  5. The Pi shawl is beautiful! I’d love to take the extra off our hands and get a chance to try lacegarn!

  6. Your shawls are all beautiful, but I’m partial to the purple and blue ones. The purple Pi is amazing… I would love to try Wollmeise lace.

  7. Enjoyed making the mystery shawlette and would like to try more. This lovely purple yarn would be a treat! I have been looking at your Estonian Pi shawl and thinking that maybe I should give it a try. I think I can, I think I can…

  8. Windy Brown says:

    PURPLE!!! That yarn is calling to me. It would make a lovely scarf for me.

  9. I’ll happily throw my name in the pot for your leftovers 🙂 Lovely FO’s Wendy

  10. I Love the Wollmeise lace, but I don’t know what I would ever do with a skein that large. I just don’t tend to work on projects that large. But 500 yards of Wollmeise Lace-garn is perfect for me. And that color is stunning.

  11. I would love to have your extra wollmeise yarn, I would love to have it even if it was only a few grams.

  12. Gretcheng says:

    I knit my Summer Mystery shawl of purple Araucania Itata Solid, and just sent it to my sister. She was a February baby, and I hope the shawlette will go with her trove of amethyst jewelry. So I’d love to knit another one with your leftover purple, and keep it for me! Thanks– Gigi

  13. Rebecca Zimmerman says:

    lovely color, lovely shawl – me please, I looooove leftovers!

  14. WOW, beautiful! what an offer. I would love to knit with some!

  15. Susan D. Smith says:

    Terrific Wollemeise color and I have a pattern that would do it justice! Love leftovers!


  16. Jo morgan says:

    OMG! This is the purple (I have a blouse this color) that my buds at knitting camp said I should wear all the time and I would be irrestible. (Well, that ship has probably sailed, but it is my color.). Thanks for the opportunity to win this gorgeous yarn.

    Your Pi shawl is a work of art–incrediblybeautiful. Jo

  17. The color falls perfectly into “my” colors. Me, please.

  18. Melissa says:

    Love the shawl and would love a chance to play with a new yarn. Good luck to all who would like a chance to play with it. I know it will go to a good home.

  19. ooo, ooo, ooo – me, me, me!!! Purple is my favorite color too!

  20. Two shawls finished and both beautiful!

  21. I would love a chance for some Wollmeise!

  22. Linda R. says:

    Wollmeise Lacegarn in Fliederbusch, WOW! Someone will be very excited!!!
    Beautiful shawls!

  23. Kourtney says:

    Oooohhh..that yarn is so pretty..really loving purple lately.

  24. beautiful colour. would love it.

  25. Jane Irish Nelson says:

    I love your Estonian Pi! I would love to win your leftovers — Purple Rules!

  26. Another Wollmeise noob here. Both of your shawls are lovely!
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  27. I love your shawl, both of them. Would love to try lace weight with left overs. That is a lot of yardage there.

    Thanks for a great pattern for the Summer Mystery Shawlette.

  28. I would love some lace weight yarn! The Estonian Pi looks gorgeous. I love all the detail when it is opened up. Can’t wait to finish my Mystery Summer Shawl.
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  29. Beautiful shawls, and I can’t wait to get the patterns.
    I would love to have your leftovers!

  30. Your Pi Shawl is amazing. I’m doing your Shetland Pi now for my mom, but I might just need the Estonian for me! Can’t wait for the pattern.

    Would love to try the Wollmeise too 🙂

  31. Jill B. says:

    What a pretty color, I would love your leftovers! Your Estonian Pi is really stunning!

  32. It’s so beautiful! I would love to have it, but I’m not lucky this way. Other ways, yes, just not this way 🙂

  33. That is a gorgeous yarn. I love laceweight yarns of all kinds and I missed that update (I’m often way too slow on the mouse), so I am hoping you will pick me!

  34. madonnaearth says:

    I would! You can never have too much Wollmeise.

    You must have locked Lucy out of the room to block those! 🙂 That circular shawl is saying, “Make me, make me!”

  35. Would love to enhance my stash with your leftover Wollmeise…

    Beautiful knitting, as always! (Do you ever NOT knit beautifully?)

  36. I would love to try your Wollmeise Lacegarn! Such a gorgeous vibrant color, too!
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  37. Gretchen says:

    This may be the only way I get my hands on Wollemeise ever!!! Your shawl is so pretty. I picked mine out of the carpet this morning, but it was early, so I don’t know if I love mine. Probably I will. Thanks for a fun couple of week!

  38. I’d love to knit some purple lace now that I have knitting time again. 🙂

  39. I would love to win you leftover yarn. Beautiful shawls.

  40. I would love to win the leftover yarn. The shawls are beautiful.

  41. Would love to win the leftover yarn. The shawls are beautiful.

  42. That yarn is beautiful. I would love to win it.

  43. I would LOVE some Wollmeise Lace! I have a skein of the 100% merino fingering, and I haven’t had the guts to use it yet. Maybe if I had another skein of Wollmeise I would have the courage to use it! And, I love love love the colour; purple is my favourite!

  44. I love your shawl. I am a purple girl. Thanks for offering up your leftovers.

  45. Betty Eliassen says:

    A gorgeous KAL shawl and color. The all-over lace design is verrrrry nice.

  46. Barbara says:

    Ooooooo….I’m just thinking of making the Summer Mystery Shawlette, so please send the yarn to me!!!!

  47. Blocking lace is so much like magic!

  48. You always use such lovely yarn!

  49. I would love to try the Wollmeise. Hope to win.

  50. Wendy: I adore purple and I would love to have the leftover yarn. Janine

  51. Kay Nysse says:

    It’s so nice of you to offer up some Wollmeise lace! I’d definitely love to win this. 🙂

  52. Maureen says:

    I’d love to make the Mystery Shawl again in purple for my sister.

  53. Kristen Machowski says:

    I would absolutely love to get this yarn. The color is just beautiful and your Estonian Pi came out gorgeous. I normally just get yarns from Wal-Mart or Joann’s and it would just be amazing to have the opportunity to use luxurious high end yarn.

  54. I would love the chance to win the yarn!! Thanks so much!!

  55. I want!! The Pi Shawl looks great!!

  56. Suellen says:

    I have never seen or touched Wollmeise – therefore, I think I should win it. Why should I be missing out…
    Love the Pi shawl especially – someday I’ll take one on.

  57. Janet (JazzyJStitches) says:

    Such an intense purple! I’ve never knit with Woolmeise, but would certainly love the opportunity. I already have one or two (or three or four…) shawlettes in mind.

  58. Beautiful pi shawl! I haven’t seen one pre and post blocking before. Would love to win the yarn.

  59. Your Pi shawl is beautiful. I’d love to try the Wollmeise lace yarn.

  60. Wow. That’s some really gorgeous Pi.

    I’m always intrigued by Wollmeise. Seems that everyone it always singing it’s praises, yet I find it impossible to get. How can so many people like something that’s so elusive? Drives me mad, I tell you!

  61. Mary Jo says:

    Wonderful shawl Pi shawl! My shawlette didn’t turn out nearly so big – did you add extra repeats? How do you keep Lucy from sitting on the piece being blocked? My cats head straight for it, seeing that it is in the place of honor and therefore deserving of being sat upon – or else that the padding in that spot is one smidgen thicker, I’m not sure which.

  62. I would love a chance to win this beautiful yarn. I haven’t knit a shawl or shawlette, but have the patterns! I am so glad I found your blog to see all your beautiful projects and get inspired.
    I am a grandmother of 9 and live in So. California.

  63. Oh what a beautiful color, could I be the lucky one to win the yarn?

  64. I am always up for free yarn — especially purple! Thanks for being so generous with your leftovers from yet another beautiful shawl!

  65. Lovely shawl in my favorite color.

  66. I’d love to win the yarn!

  67. The Shawl is so beautiful! The color is amazing! Just love it!! Never felt or knit with Wollmeise so I would really be happy to win it! What a beauty! Cannot wait for the pattern!

  68. the Pi shawl turned out wonderfully. and I know Lucy was tired after supervising the pinning out of the wet shawl!

  69. I love those shawls — so beautiful! Thank you for sharing your extra yarn!

  70. Pick me! Pick me! Who knows, maybe since today’s my b-day, I’ll get lucky! Thanks for the chance…and lovely shawls, too!

  71. mitfordmom says:

    I would love to win that yarn. I am currently still working on the knitalong in a gorgeous blue. I am slow because it is the first pattern like this that I have ever done. I love your blog. I get it on my kindle. Then I come online on the computer so I can see the pics in color.
    Thank you and give Lucy a pat.

  72. Too hard to decide which to make first! Help Help.

  73. Sharon M says:

    Your pi shawl is gorgeous! And the purple yarn would be very pampered in my caring hands. I’d love to work with a high end yarn for a change.

  74. Madeline says:

    That’s a gorgeous shawl! I’d love to try some Wollmeise…

  75. Would love to try some Wollmeise!

  76. Rebecca says:

    That shawl is beautiful, the Pi one! I am waiting to have the time to block my mystery shawlette and I can’t wait to see how it turns out! I would love the wollmeise.

  77. Allison says:

    The shawls are so beautiful! I might be inspired to try some beautiful lace with some beautiful yarn.

  78. Very lovely, indeed! I’ve a friend who adores anything “purple” & would love to make a little something for her–so please enter me in the drawing for the leftovers.

  79. Kathy Rasmussen says:

    Love your shawls. I’m just about finished with the summer mystery shawlette. Thanks for sharing your wonderful designs.

  80. The shawl is beautiful. I have never used Wollmeise so I would love to win your left overs. Still working on the Mystery shawl. After frogging,* knitting, frogging* repeat between asterisks as necessary, I decided to slow down and not try to keep up. I am on the third chart now. It looks beautiful and I can’t wait to go home and knit some more. I am looking foward to your lace book.

  81. Shalanda says:

    The shawl is beautiful and an awesome shade of purple. Thanks for the chance to win that gorgerous shade of yarn!!!

  82. your lacework is gorgeous!! i am always looking for more sock/lace yarn!! thank you for your offer…

  83. I’d love the yarn! I’m really into making shawls for the first time.

  84. Would love the chance to win…thank you so much!

  85. That is a gorgeous purple! I just *have* to throw my hat in the ring, so to speak.

  86. Lovely Pi shawl! I’m sure Lucy is such a big help with blocking. I’d love to win the yarn!

  87. Alexa13 says:

    Why I would love your leftovers! I think that purple is gorgeous. I have never used Wollmeise yarn before either….. 😉

  88. Oh, I would l o v e to win. Please enter me. Thanks, Jan

  89. Love the pi shawl! And leftover WM? Sure! That would be totally fun!

  90. That is a gorgeous color of Wollmeise and the shawl is beautiful! I’m a little behind on my Mystery Shawl but I am having a great time knitting it. Thanks for a great pattern!

  91. Jan (ravelry ID chaddy233) says:

    I’m still a Wollmeise virgin–pick me please!!! 🙂

  92. Therese says:

    I would love to win the yarn – it is a gorgeous color – and a gorgeous shawl as well.

  93. Beverly (db81971) says:

    First off, I LOVE purple. And I’m thinking that would look great for your Gothic Spires Scarf that I really want to start!

  94. The shawl and shawlette are beautiful, and I do love trying new yarns.

  95. Cindy Barrilleaux says:

    I’d love to make a shawlette! Hope you pick my name 🙂

  96. Mary Schaefer says:

    Beautiful! I would love your leftovers.

  97. Love the color! Count me in as I have not been lucky enough to catch the yarn available anywhere.

  98. I had never seen nor heard of Wollmeise lace before. I would love a chance to see it, touch it, and create something out of it. It looks lovely.

  99. How pretty! I’m astonished at your designing skills. And I wouldn’t say no to some lacegarn…
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  100. blogless grace says:

    Such a wonderful color! And a pattern that shows it off quite well! I am always up for some lace knitting.