Author Archives: The International Knitter of Mystery

About The International Knitter of Mystery

If I told you about me, I wouldn't be The International Knitter of MYSTERY, now would I? But I can tell you that "Danger" is my middle name.

Mystery Shawl KAL: Part the Fourth

Not unexpectedly for a shawl requiring 680 yards of yarn, the rows are getting longer…and longer…and longer. At the end of clue 4 (whichever version you choose), you will have 329 stitches. Since my Knitpicks interchangeable set has a 60″ … Continue reading

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The Road More Trampled

Ysolda Teague’s Follow Your Arrow Mystery Shawl KAL has a wrinkle I’ve not seen before: each week we are given two pattern sections, but we have to choose which one to follow. Since there are 5 “clues,” there are 32 possible … Continue reading

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Follow Your Arrow Mystery KAL Continued: The Curse of Indecision

So, Ysolda Teague’s Follow Your Arrow Mystery Shawl KAL started last Monday. I had chosen my yarn and swatches for gauge, and to make sure I liked the fabric. Clue 1B started with a garter tab, and I’ve never done … Continue reading

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Mystery Knit-a-Long! Mystery! Mystery! (Well, I do know it’s a shawl.)

Tomorrow is the start of Ysolda Teague’s “Follow Your Arrow” mystery shawl knit-a-long. I don’t usually do mystery knit-a-longs as I have such limited knitting time and such a huge Ravelry queue that spending time knitting I-know-not-what doesn’t usually appeal. For … Continue reading

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London Adventures, Part 8 (contains Sherlock)

So Tuesday morning I started out heading back to Speedy’s and possible Sherlock filming. The signs posted as early as Saturday said no parking from 8:30 – 6:30, but no one knew when they would really be there. I found … Continue reading

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London Adventures, Part 7

Monday marked the beginning of three days completely on my own in London. I started off with Museum-O-Rama: The V&A, the Science Museum, and the Natural History Museum are all very near each other, accessible by pedestrian underground walkway from … Continue reading

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London Adventures, Part 6

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Sunday was busy and fun. I had been invited to check out “Made in Clerkenwell,” a big artisan festival. I started out the day by going back to Islington – there were shops in Camden Passage I … Continue reading

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London Adventures, Part 5

Friday morning brought a trip to Cheltenham in order to meet up with our online posse: Ladies who Lunch (and Sean). In a move that I expect to start a new trend, we lunched at The Daffodil, a theater-turned-restaurant used … Continue reading

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London Adventures, Part 4

If you are a foodie, and you go to London, you must visit the Borough Market, or you will hate yourself for missing it. Situated right by London Bridge tube station, it’s certainly easy to reach. The Green Market is … Continue reading

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London Adventures, Part 3

Wednesday found my companion and I splitting up: she left early on a coach tour to Stonehenge and Bath; I headed out for a day sightseeing in London. If you ever go to London, I highly recommend taking the Tally … Continue reading

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