20 May 2013

It's a Wrap . . . guest blogger Liz




"If you presume to love something, you must love the process
of it much more than you love the finished product."       
- John Irving

The words I included above from novelist John Irving are not intended to disparage my finished garment.  I am very pleased with my Shetland Triangle.  I decided to include the quotation above, however, because I am a bit sad that I finished this project so quickly (within two or three weeks), as I enjoyed making it so much.  The lace pattern offered just the right amount of challenge for me right now, when I’m a bit weary and not ready to tackle too many taxing mental challenges.

I actually have about a skein and a half left over of the Cascade fingering yarn I used to make the shawl.  This amount is equal to the quantity that I used to knit is project, so I could feasibly get cracking and cast on another shawl this evening.  But I have to make some progress on some other partially done pieces first, as I get a bit anxious when I have more than three or four works started but not completed.

I am very pleased with my end results, though, even if I should have perhaps followed the instructions and pinned the points of the edging—the wires I used didn’t make for very steep angles in my points.  I can always use the proper technique, however, in future attempts to make this item. 

Thanks to oneknitwit and twoknitwit for sponsoring this KAL.  I’ve enjoyed taking part and especially liked reading the other participants’ posts and blogs. 

6 comments:

  1. it's beautiful, Liz ~ I can't believe how quickly you and others have finished this knit

    it is a lovely blue :)
    Melissa

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  2. That's a beautiful shawl! I do so love blue.
    Great job!

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  3. Perfect for summertime.

    Thanks for joining us, hope to have you with us again.

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  4. Oh it is beautiful! I want to drop everything and get mine finished up! Seeing all the finished shawls is so inspiring me to get done.

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  5. I'm going with the others....beautiful color!

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