to decide to host a Mystery Knit-a-long.
Almost 700 signed up for it
Just posted the third clue.
And I am really nervous becuase I have no idea if anyone will actually like the design.
You'll be fine. I read every posting on both of your Yahoo groups. Those folks LOVE you. And, I might add, deservingly! I'm not able to tackle knitting the mystery but I'm saving all the files for someday. I really have to put my painting career first above all things despite how desperately I like to knit lace shawls.
Made a couple of stupid mistakes on the third clue - so had to correct that this morning - and also some even dumber mistakes on another pattern I just released for test knitting; and of course one of my test knitters discovered a problem in an older pattern this morning.
But all three have been corrected....and I've got my "to do" list back down to two pages...and the "want to do/write" list is still hovering at 30 something designs...
Mario, explain how a mystery knit-a-long works. Do you just supply a chart? Do you recommend yarn or gauge? I'm curious. I also can't imagine someone not liking a pattern of yours.
Usually a yarn and needle size is reccommended - and a gauge. I posted a swatch and approx rows/stitches of the completed object and told people to figure out their own gauge....but did suggest a needle and wieght yarn.
The pattern is divided up into sections; usually based on difficulty or size. My first two clues were smaller because they involved more complex stuff then later sections.
For a mystery knit along usually only the shape is revealed; and they only get charts/instructions a piece at a time, so the overall design is the mystery. and the name of the pattern is usually withheld until the end.
If it's your design, then what's not to like?
You do seem to have a penchant for the epic!
700 variations of a project sounds like a book to me!
You must be thrilled to have 700 people knitting a design of yours all at the same time. Congratulations.
I've yet to see a design of yours that everyone (let alone "anyone") didn't like!!
which I find extremely wierd.
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