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A pretty Fiery salsa shawl

I needed an easy thing to knit before starting a bigger project I had in mind. Easy, well, it depends on your level but for me, that Fiery salsa shawl was easy to knit, and a good way to keep busy before I had enough time and attention to focus on knitting a complex shawl (peacock shawl… will be published on the blog next)

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Fiery Salsa shawl is an free pattern on Ravelry.

When hearing the word Salsa, all I think about it the sauce I’ll put on my tacos, not thinking about the dance at all. So even if the original shawl knitted in this pattern was in red, I visualised mine being green : Salsa verde ! 🙂

To knit this shawl, I used my hand-dyed sockyarn Woola Oops, color « Flying carpet »  :

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What’s interesting with this Fiery Salsa shawl is that it’s knitted from down to top : starting right away with 423 stitches and a lace pattern.

It requires all your patience from the beginning, but the good thing about it : it’s a different rythm from the usual shawl I’ve knitted before, and also : since you start by the most difficult part, then once you’re done with that, you can bring it with you wherever (and for me that was : everywhere during my last weddings I had to take photos of, everywhere around France).

In Quiberon, in Brittany, while on an improvised picnic with another knitter friend :

https://www.instagram.com/p/BKJmp8hjhXo/?taken-by=woolaoops

and then in Grenoble (French Alps), to fight against stress before one of the very last wedding…

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and then, once back home, taking a break in nature 🙂

From where I knit â˜ș —- Difficile de bosser de chez soi, et garder la forme. surtout quand on se trouve dĂ©jĂ  bp trop de kg Du coup ce matin je me suis boostee en emmenant le tricot avec moi histoire d aviir la recompense pendant la pause. ça fait un bien fou….je vais pouvoir retourner bosser dans ma grotte maintenant! 🙂 —– it s tough to work from home when you already feel you need to loose weight. so this morning i took a walk here and took my knitting with me as a special treat for reaching my goal. it feels great and i am niw more than ready to go back home and work work work â˜ș #knitting #selfemployement #autoentrepreneur #cantal #hiking #rando #france #tricot #artisan #jsuispasgrosse #indiedyer #blogovergnate #auvergne #fromwhereiknit

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The last stitch, the one I love best, and that suspense, wondering how it’s finally going to look like, and what amplitude it will have, especially when lace is finally blocked.

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https://www.instagram.com/p/BKxa0Q_DwwR/?taken-by=woolaoops

Blocking was easy at last, because that Fiery salsa shawl was made with a sock yarn, pretty thin

https://www.instagram.com/p/BKz3qyWDetj/?taken-by=woolaoops

And here is how it looks like, once finished ! 🙂

I took these photos while hiking last week-end

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I really love this Fiery Salsa shawl, because in just one skein of yarn, it sums up the end of my summer 2016 🙂

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