13 May 2013

Ready Set Go ~ guest blogger Andee

So I had plans of using my handspun merino for this shawl. I got it on the needles and I was loving the pattern and yarn, but I couldn't help but thinking of another project I thought the yarn would be so much better for. So I set it aside and picked up a skein of Cascade Heritage sock yarn.  I very rarely buy yarn without a plan and this yarn I had bought because I loved the color.  I figured for only $12.00 a skein of 437 yards I'd buy two and find something to make with it.  It has been sitting next to my computer waiting to be knit it.  I started the shawl over with this yarn on Saturday night and by Sunday at noon I was done with all the repeats from the chart and ready for the edging.  Talk about a pattern that flies off your needles. 

I am loving the rows of purling and knitting! Lace with rows of knitting sign me up any day.  I still have the other skein of yarn so I'm going to keep going until I run out of yarn.  I think this would be nice to be able to wrap around and around. We'll see.  But I did set it aside and picked up another project. Two projects at the same time. Yikes! That is so not me, but I really need some hand knits to wear in this warmer weather.  So I casted on a top.  I'll be picking away on the Shetland Triangle over the next week. But I'm not rushing it. It is such a joy to knit.
Ravelry notes- Shetland Triangle
Happy Knitting,
Andee

12 comments:

  1. Oooh... love the color. :)

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  2. This is delicious! I love the color, and the pattern suits it perfectly!

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  3. you're lucky we don't live closer, Andee ~ Kelli might come and swipe this blackberry beauty from you (she has a fondness for this color!)

    it's gorgeous!! and you're fast!

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  4. Andee,my girlfriend!!!

    What's your address? With written directions please! Kidding~

    Yes when I saw this shawl it 'hit' a nerve, in my eye and sole, something about the dark purples?

    Mmmm, great job, and yes it does knit up fast.
    Kelli

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    1. It is a great color, but a tricky one to photograph to get the color right. I think the on screen shot is really close to the actual thing. You can come visit any day! Heck you can even borrow the shawl. I share :)

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    2. Ahhh gee thanks, yes it is a hard color to capture.

      My soul not sole :?

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  5. Beautiful, and I too love the color.

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  6. Great colour. Can't wait to see it blocked!

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  7. Woot! I just looked at another lace shawlette of mine (I have a few!) and thought how quick the Shetland Triangle was by comparison. It must be the simplicity of the pattern. I'm glad you're enjoying it!

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  8. I've always enjoyed working with Cascade Heritage, I like the version with silk even better because of the shine. I'm glad that you are enjoying this project so much!

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    1. I'll have to keep an eye out for that!

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  9. What a pretty shawl--and I love that cascade fingering. In fact I made myself some fingerless gloves using that very yarn and very color last year! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment-I am greatly enjoying my visit here at your spot! I am from the northwest too--and am always pleased when I find a blog from my neck of the woods!
    *smiles*

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