There were six correct entries in the Riddle competition from Knit Crochet Blog Week (Day 5). Congratulations to the following, who were all correct solvers:
- Liz Hassall
- Ellen Endebrock
- Derya Davenport
I put the names into a hat and got Mr L to do the honours. The first name out, and therefore the winner, was Liz Hassall aka trundlebug. Congratulations, Liz.
For those of you who were wondering, the solution is as follows:
My First is in Knit, but is not in Crochet
- The letters K, N and I do not appear in the word Crochet
(I don’t do the C-thing, two sticks are the way.)
- the link titles should have helped, but you could also visit my projects. One Quincy project was called “OMG – Another Red Quincy” and the other simply “Red Quincy” so we need one of the letters O, M, G, A, T, H
(I cannot help being a Brooklyn Tweed lover!)
- Same again, look at the project titles “Autumn Light” and “The Grey Light of Dawn” – this time the selection is reversed and “fades” indicates “not in”, with “glows” indicating “in” – hence one of the letters E, Y, O, F, D, W
(as Aestlight’s a shawl for all times of the day.)
- Both Pi projects: the sleeping project is “Comfort Pi-a-la-mode”, the WIP is “A Second Piece of Pi” so the letter needed is in the set M, R, T, or L
(I’ll Comfort-eat Pi, but I’ll also eat cake)
To find my Fifth, put some Icing on top
We won’t find what we need at Ye Olde Tea Shoppe.
- The letter we need is in “Never Smile” but not in “Afternoon Tea” = V, S, M, I, or L
Hannelore’s the lass who is keeping My Last
I think she chilled it ‘neath the Ferns, in the grass.
- the final letter is in Rusty German Hannelore, but not in Frosted Ferns = U, Y, G, M, A, H, L
- Take one letter from each pair of lines in the riddle to spell out a six letter word.
The item you seek is both long and is lace
- Well, that’s explicit enough!
It comes from a knitter’s most challenging place.
- Possibly a challenging form of knitting from an ethnic tradition?
My parts are all Projects, my whole is in Q,
- This line tells us to look for the individual letters in my Ravelry Projects but that the final answer is not a project, though it is Queued
If you un-Ravel the clues, then it’s easy to do.
- A final nudge in the direction of Ravelry, if you had not already sussed that out.
What am I?
Now, the sharp-witted among you will have taken the short route. You don’t need all those letters, as if you look in my Queue… there are only a small handful of lace scarf patterns, and only one of them has just six letters – KADRIL – a lace scarf knitted in the Orenburg tradition.
Liz will be receiving her Kadril just as soon as it has been finished, but not before the Sanday Industrial Show… I purchased the pattern in August 2010, intending to enter a Kadril in the 2011 Show. It did not happen. So I am using this competition as impetus to get the thing into the 2012 event.
Since writing the riddle, I have cast the Kadril on – although I think that I may frog it and begin again, as I believe that I could have done a much better job of picking up from the border.
I am knitting the scarf in some single ply pure alpaca in flannel grey, from Colourmart. I think that it is the finest yarn that I have ever knitted with – it is 1/16 NM. There is a mile of yarn in every 100 grams.
Kadril is my most significant knitting challenge, ever.