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Shetland Triangle

I was having a bit of trouble with I Do. I was having trouble with the pattern and that’s why I put it down. Then it took me a long time to figure out where I was and when I did, I went back to having doubts about if it would actually fit. Finally, I decided it needed to become something else.

I present to you, the beginnings of the Shetland Triangle:

It’s from the book Wrap Style. I’d seen the pattern around a lot lately all over the web, so when I saw it again today and was thinking that I wanted something else to work on other than the scarf, socks, or Rogue, I pulled out what I had of I Do, frogged it, and started the Shetland Triangle.

While we’re on the topic of projects I probably won’t finish….. I might as well throw in Icarus. The pattern has bored me and I’m not sure I’ll ever finish it. I’ve been slowly working on Branching Out and Rogue. I’m working on the hood of Rogue and I got to this one part that is sort of overwhelming me a bit, so I’ve put it down for now. I’ll pick it up soon enough, but for now I’ll work on the Shetland Triangle :o)

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I’m a thirty-something who works in finance. I live in Cincinnati, OH. Crafting, for me, started young - I can’t even recall a time I wasn’t crafty in some way. My first foray into yarn was doing plastic canvas embroidery and making Barbie doll furniture. Not long after that I learned to crochet from a book my grandmother gave me after asking to learn what she was doing (she crochets, afghans mostly these days). After that, I took up counted cross stitch and then came sewing when I took two fashion design classes in high school. My mom had a sewing machine from my great grandmother and I taught myself to sew from patterns on it. I still use this same sewing machine today! I started knitting in 2004 when a co-worker was pregnant with her first child and I wanted to make something for her. I bought a “learn to knit kit” from Lion Brand for a baby hat and booties set. I did make the baby hat and booties (with very few problems) and ended up gifting them to the co-worker. I wanted to make a blanket, but I wasn’t quite able to get that done in time since it took a lot longer then I’d imagined! It wasn’t until the end of 2004/early 2005 that knitting really took a hold of me. Now I love knitting and almost always have a project with me, even if it’s just something small when I’m out and about. I like a wide range of projects depending on my mood. Sometimes I like a good challenge knit and other times I enjoy a lot of stockinette or garter stitch. I love Ravelry for keeping track of my projects and for finding new things to knit - I feel like I’m always spending time on there! It’s also a great place for getting to know other knitters, crocheters, and various fiber enthusiasts. In the fall of 2008, I purchased a spinning wheel from someone on Craigslist. It’s a Babe Fiber Starter, single treadle wheel and after a bit of trouble getting used to it, I’ve managed to spin up some fiber. In January of 2012, I found someone local that was selling their Lendrum DT and it came to live with me! The Babe now lives with Jen (aka piddleloop) and she’s learning to spin. I’m still trying to find time to spin along with knitting, crocheting (occasionally), and whatever else is going on, but I work it in here and there. I’m sure there’s something I might have left out here, so if there’s anything else you want to know about me, just ask :o)

2 thoughts on “Shetland Triangle

  1. Hmm… After seeing so many other finished ST’s I finally put that book on my Wish List! Am looking forward to seeing yours.=:8

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