I'm actually quite fond of this little piece. Knit from June 24 - July 3, my Old Shale quite effectively used up some leftover handspun merino. (The yarn was originally spun for a pair of mittens that I gave my Grandmother for Christmas 2 years ago. It was my first official knit project with handspun.) I found the pattern - by Evelyn Clark - in the Summer 2008 issue of Spin Off, and had fallen in love with it's simplicity and versatility. For some reason, I just feel that handspun often calls for a simpler pattern so that the yarn itself becomes the focus.
I quickly discovered during my photo session that this color was going to be difficult, and so before I show you the finished piece here's a color-accurate picture of the work in process. I'm not much of a red person, which is why this particular red - with strong blue undertones - appealed to me in the first place. What I can't share with you is how delightfully soft the yarn was!
The beauty of this pattern is that I knit until I ran out of yarn. The finished piece is just big enough to work as a scarf - preferably with a pretty shawl pin.
I could have blocked it for a bigger scarf/shawl....but I chose not to because I really liked the feel and texture when it came off of the needles. I think it was the right choice, and I do love my Old Shale just as is.
As I said, it was VERY tough to capture the color. The first two pictures of the finished Triangle are color corrected to the best of my (limited) abilities. Just for fun, I thought I would also throw in this last picture that hasn't been retouched in any way possible. This way when I gripe about my camera you'll know why!