I must have been nutzoid....

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.

MMario

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RickMartin's picture

I've yet to see a design of yours that everyone (let alone "anyone") didn't like!!
Rick

Rick

MMario's picture

which I find extremely wierd.

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ronhuber's picture

You must be thrilled to have 700 people knitting a design of yours all at the same time. Congratulations.

Bill's picture

700 variations of a project sounds like a book to me!
What fun!!!

albert's picture

You do seem to have a penchant for the epic!

Aaronknits's picture

If it's your design, then what's not to like?

scottly's picture

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.

MMario's picture

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.

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MMario's picture

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...

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TomH's picture

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.