Thursday, August 16, 2007

Smitten



In true Susan fashion, I've been obsessing forever about the Shetland Triangle Shawl.
I hold Brooklyn Tweed responsible for this. Have you seen his ST?

I’ve been watching Sundara’s website for just the right colorway.

Insaknitty made an exquisite ST with Sundara aran silky merino in a turquoise.

However, I’ve been spending A LOT of money on yarn and knitting-related items lately. Believe it or not, I don’t feel I can justify another big purchase right now.

Then I saw Kathryn’s ST made with Knitpicks Merino Style in the Frost colorway. Wow. I love colors that pop. That is a gorgeous shawl in a gorgeous colorway at a VERY justifiable price. (T will tell you I can justify just about anything when it comes to knitting, but Merino Style really is reasonably priced. Honest.)

So, when I ordered the books from Knitpicks, I asked them to include 4 skeins of the Merino Style in Frost. (I hope Kathryn believes imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.)



There’s nothing that says I can’t make a second ST with Sundara aran silky merino later, right?

Once I ordered the yarn, I borrowed Wrap Style from the library.



Now, when it gets late and I’m struggling to concentrate on the Alpine Shawl, the Frost and Wrap Style mock me from the coffee table. This is a test to see how long I can remain faithful to the Alpine before I break down and cast on the Shetland Triangle. (Hint: The smart money is on the ST.)

I’ve never had two lace projects on the needles at the same time. Is that asking for utter insanity?









1 comment:

Grace said...

Oh I am flattered that you liked my Shetland Triangle so much! I'll be checking back to see your progress. I am sure it will turn out amazing! :)