Wednesday, March 9, 2011

WIP Wednesday - Trinity Shawl, and a contest reminder!

I think I have a bit of Spring Fever!  Between working outside and attending school baseball it has been hard to find time to post.  But I have been knitting still, so I am using WIP Wednesday as motivation to get back to the blog.  Thanks Tami!

I'm actually working on a second version of my Trinity Shawlette, after deciding to rip out the first version when I was only about 2 rows away from finishing it.    Have you ever done that with a project before?  
When I cast on originally, I liked both the yarn and the pattern, so I kept knitting on and on, pretending that they were a good match.  But the larger the shawl became, the more difficult I found it to deny that the relationship was doomed.  

I knew I wanted to knit the Trinity pattern in a more solid color, so I thought to myself, "Why wait?"  I went stash diving for more appropriate fare and came up with some Malabrigo sock yarn in a blue-green shade perfect for the leaves in the Trinity Shawlette . . . .

I bought this yarn with a solemn vow to get some Malabrigo socks on my feet.
Oh darn, I guess I will have to buy more Malabrigo yarn for those socks!

 . . . . . and cast on again.  I actually don't mind knitting it again, as it is an addictive lace repeat.  Having a second go at it I decided to modify it and add an extra lace panel which means instead of a half circle it's more like a pie with a slice missing.

If you missed my last post, you might not know that the Trinity Shawlette was designed by Anni Design and generously donated to the p/hop (pennies per hour of pleasure) pattern collection to help raise funds for Doctors Without Borders.

 If you would like to win yarn for your own Trinity Shawlette (or another pattern), check out p/hop and leave me a comment on my contest post by Thursday, March 17th.    (Thanks to those of you that already commented to help me decide how to finish my Mara shawl.  You are already entered in the contest, but can still gain an extra entry by telling me what your favorite p/hop pattern is!)

My Mara shawl is being blocked for FO Friday.  Until then, I hope you will check out p/hop and also check out some more WIP Wednesday posts.


  1. It looks lovely! I have the exact same skein of malabrigo sitting in my stash, and am a bit paralyzed by it. I'm so worried about knitting the wrong thing with it that I can't make a decision. It's awfully nice to pet, though. And yes. I frogged one of my first knitted pieces when I was half way through the bind off row. I'd done all the YOs backwards. Oops. I don't regret it at all, and still get compliments on the scarf. Good for you!

  2. wow that looks fabulous, lovely colour x

  3. The shawl is turning out great! I've done that with projects before.

  4. Perfect match Shannon - you were brave to RIP! I love the extra slice idea. Can't wait to see it finished!

  5. You're welcome. Glad that WIPW spurred you on to post.

    Definitely a match made in heaven this time! It looks beautiful with the Malabrigo and you're right, time to buy more!

    Looking forward to your other blocked shawl as an FO on Friday!

  6. I always find Malabrigo sock yarn a little distracting and that's an especially sweet colorway, loving the middle ground between blue and green as I do. I have been thinking about adding another wedge on some of the triangle shawls in my queue so I will be interested to see how you like the modification to the Trinity shawlette. It seems like it would make the shawl more wrappable, for lack of a better word.

  7. I really like shawls that are shaped around the neck. I just think they sit better. It's looking very good. I haven't looked at p/hop in a while and really liked Crocus Pocus. I see that one being matched up with my own blue green Malabrigo sock!

  8. I've definitely frogged projects all the way at the end---sometimes it's a better choice than finishing them just to say you did, I guess! This shawl, though, is definitely a keeper. The yarn and texture are wonderful together.

  9. Yikes, it's always painful to rip out knitting, but especially when the project is almost finished. But the new version is looking gorgeous in that color. I like the modified shape, too.

  10. I love the colour you are using. Having to buy more malabrigo is definitely a hardahip, but of course a knitters gotta do, what a knitters gotta do ; )

  11. I really like this color Shannon! Good choice. Buying more Malabrigo is never a bad thing. Mal-a-bri-go, Mal-a-bri-go!!!