Sunday, February 03, 2008

Startitis

Before I forget, if you haven't entered the contest, go for it. I picked up some more goodies over the weekend. Hopefully some of the lovely ladies who stopped over for a chance to win will keep reading.

Although on second thought, that may be a bit more pressure than I am ready for. The limelight is so not my style.

I've tried so hard to work diligently on Ribby Cardi, but the endless 2x2 ribbing of the sleeves is booooooriiiiiiiing. Actually, that is an understatement. It is beginning to suck the will to live (or at least knit) from me.


Don't let the picture deceive you. I still have eleventy billion
rows to go before the decreases start. Many of them are increase rows. Bah.


So I decided to change that.

I was inspired by this post from Brooklyn Tweed to use up some of the Rowan Magpie in the Mexico that I have lingering in my stash. (Yea for stashbusting!) The pattern is "Shetland Triangle" by Evelyn Clark from Interweave Press's Wrap Style.



I have approximately 4 and a bit balls left, and I thought it would make a nice warm wrap. It isn't the softest yarn, but I love the colorway. Each time I look at a blocked version of the shawl the pattern reminds me a of candle flames and the rich warm orange color of this yarn just begged to be made into this pattern.


Is it wrong that I lovelovelove the funky bubble look that this shawl has right now?

The main pattern repeat is very simple and it is almost mindless knitting. I have no real reason to make this other than the itch to make something beautiful and quick.

In one night, I managed to get through 4 repeats of the body chart. Still, with only 207 stitches as the point at which you change to the edging chart, this is a quick knit. The original dimensions of the pattern say that it is only 24" long. Even without adding any additional repeats, this version will be significantly larger.

5 comments:

Knitting Mama said...

That orange is gorgeous!

Josiane said...

There's nothing wrong with loving the funky bubble look that the shawl has! It's cute!

Ewe Little Dickens said...

Yeah for orange! I love, too, the way lace looks before blocking...sort of like those packing plastic bubbles that are so satisfying to pop!

Miss T said...

Your Shetland Triangle is going to be beautiful! I made one recently and also fell in love with it at the funky bubble stage. I almost hated to block it.

Kenyetta said...

I love both of those colors!