Saturday, July 19, 2008

Sneaky.

So we're just going to go ahead and not acknowledge that I've fallen off the face of the earth for the past month. Step one in pretending it never happened? Introducing yet another surprise project!

Yeah, I have a PhD. in Sneakiness.Yup, that's a Shetland Triangle you see!
Yarn: a little less than 1 skein of Malabrigo Lace. Yummm.
Needles: 47" US 8 Addi Turbos
Time to knit: June 26-July 19
Level of love: Off. the. charts.

Today was the day of my fantastic roommate's bridal shower and afterwards I was able to snap a few pictures of her wearing her new item. Seeing as Jamie's the one who got me re-interested in knitting (hear hear!), making a special project for her was the least I could do. I had purchased the yarn on a whim during a trip home; when I brought it back with me, I specifically remember Jamie handling [lusting after] it quite a bit. Little did she know that she'd get it a few months later.
In other news, I love the pattern. No really, I love the pattern. I absolutely will be making this again. The only thing that didn't work like clockwork was my first attempt on the bind off (waaay too tight). 2nd time around, I ended up going up to size 15's to make sure it was loose enough to make those characteristic points. As for modifications, I only did one extra repeat than the pattern called for, but it stretched to a decent (and wearable) size due to the size 8's. Oh, and as if this a shock, the Malabrigo was heaven to work with.

So there you have it! What's yet to come? Perhaps another hat (shocking?), a fun filled trip to an Alpaca farm, and finally learning to spin? Ohhhh the possibilities!

9 comments:

rachel iufer said...

i looooooooooove the malabrigo lace!!! great choice to go up to size 8s, the shawl looks brilliant!

amanda said...

I love this pattern too! A great easy lace knit. The green loves fatastic. Btw, how many pattern repeats did you do?

PrincessPea said...

I love how you're wearing this like a scarf. I've always been put off making a triangular shawl because I didn't think I'd wear one, but your photos have inspired me!

Gudrun Johnston said...

It's gorgeous...and your room mate looks very happy with it...when I made this last year I was with my sister who kept admiring it so she got it once it was complete..I need to make another!

Yarndude said...

Oh wow, it looks fantastic! I'm knitting with the Malabrigo lace right now too, but I'm down on size fours. Hmmm...

This shawl is most definitely in my queue.

Aunt Kathy said...

Good to see you again...

Hmm I am guessing you like the shawl and the pattern and the yarn. You were a little vague but hey I am pretty smart, LOL

lizzzknits said...

The shawl is beautiful and your roommate is a very lucky bride.

amanda said...

beautiful!

Twin XL said...

I just love how delicate this is :)