Last July when I was at Bendigo for the Sheep and Wool Show a group of us stopped on the way to the Show in a vintage clothing shop and several of us recklessly dipped into funds that had been earmarked for yarns and fleeces.
I came out with a frivolous pair of palest pinkest pointiest kitten-heeled slingbacks (not vintage, but nestled amongst a display of antique gloves and perfume bottles and looking appropriately old fashioned and worthy of an Edwardian lady's dressingroom). And then had to cart them around the Show all day long. Poor planning on my part there. (But they're pink! And pretty!)
Several months later I was out with one of the same party buying yarn (we do engage in activities other than yarn shopping, I assure you). She was buying gorgeous charcoal tweedy wool to knit her husband a jumper and I was browsing bamboo yarns to knit our mutual friend a birthday shawl (the one here and please excuse that first shot, it was cold).
My girlfriend helped me select the right blue for our friend's shawl, and then spotting some divine pale pink bamboo, held it up saying seductively Those pink slingbacks of yours need a little lacy number to match them, I do believe.
She was right of course.
And so here we are. This is the third Shetland Triangle I have knitted; coincidentally all of them have been pink. One, two and now three.
I loved knitting this. The bamboo yarn is divine, full of drape and grace. The pattern is elegant and easy but not boring to work, and the thrill of seeing the lace emerge during blocking is always special. I love blocking with welding rods too. Feels ironic and mischievous.
Pattern :: Shetland Triangle Shawl, by Evelyn A. Clark
Yarn :: Cleckheaton's Bamboo 4 ply, 3.5 balls
Needles :: 5mm Knitpros sold to me and set up by Jules at Morris & Sons! I love them, Jules. You were so right.
Cast on :: 29 December 2011 (at my parents' house in Queensland during our Christmas trip)
Cast off :: 17 January 2012
Modelled :: too hot for modelled shots right now so my house wall had to suffice.
Ravelled here if you require even more details and feel the urge to follow the trail and knit your own.