Trapeze as it's been WAY too much fun watching everyone finish theirs and I didn't want to steal the thunder. This mystery KAL has been by far the most amazing KAL I have ever run. My Ravelry group outdid itself with it's support, education, entertainment, and knitting prowess. Seriously, we had a knitting LOVE FEST!!!! I'm planning a post for next week that shows off some of the other amazing Trapezes (Trapezi?) that have been made!
Trapeze was knit in Madeline Tosh Sock in Burnished with Toho and Matsuno beads.... I'm a bit of a bead snob, and the two beads I chose to use were not available anywhere we could find. I did end up buying them wholesale and putting them in my Etsy shop if you need to have them too!
FINAL VERSION of Trapeze is now available! An update has been sent out to all of you who signed up for the KAL. The pattern is both charted and written out, there are exclusive video tutorials for working the lace sections with beads AND there is a ginourmous amount of information in my Ravelry group. Are you working on yours and haven't finished yet? We've got a "slow swingers" thread going strong for those of you who need help and encouragement!
A quick note about this photo shoot: I cheated on Caitlin (yes, I felt guilty...) and worked with a new model, Zainab, who you will be seeing more of. These photos were taken in front of the Cornell Schwartz Center for the Arts whose architecture style is truly 80's and was the perfect geometric background. I love how the turquoise window framing played with the lines of the shawl and the yarn's color highlights.
The BIG QUESTION: When is the next Mystery KAL? I am shooting for April 1st... I'm choosing yarn and plotting a crazy course of action now...... : )!