Friday, July 20, 2007

Glad to be here

Hi everyone -

I'm happy that I am joining this KAL. I am currently working on MS3, and I'm only one clue behind, so I think I am doing very well! LOL I signed up for the first two mystery stoles also, but I didn't finish either one. This one, I am bound and determined to finish because I already have plans for wearing it to the Embroidery Guild national seminar banquet. :o)

I live in Jackson Mississippi. I am a new lace knitter, and I definitely have been bitten by the lace bug. I already have my Hanami pattern, and now I will be looking for pretty pink lace yarn so I will be ready to go in September. And I have found several other luscious shawl patterns that I just must knit also. :o)

I also spent some time in Japan when I was a child. My father was in the air force, and he was stationed there from when I was three to about six years old. I am currently studying Japanese embroidery at the Japanese Embroidery Center in Atlanta, and really enjoying that. If you would like to see some gorgeous embroidery, check out their web site: If this stole turns out good enough, I am thinking about giving it to my teacher, Masa Tamura.

I'm off to start Clue 3 of the Mystery Stole. I am looking forward to knitting this stole with you all.

Lisa in Mississippi


J. said...

Welcome Lisa! There are so many people with ties to Japan. I think that's just great. And here I thought the Hanami was just a really pretty stole.

I think the Knitpicks Alpaca looks terrific when knit up and I was really tempted by it. In the end, T. and I both got Zephyr in different colors. Hope you find something you like.

Anonymous said...

Lisa, glad you made it on here. It's gonna be great to have local support when we get going on the Hanami. I'll bring mine to Borders Sunday when we meet so you can see the progress I made before I restarted my MS3. (I'm on row 89!)

See ya! Chanda in Mississippi

T. said...

Chanda and Lisa - representing the south. We need to get a map up or something so we know where everyone is from.