I feel badly for people who don't create. They miss out on the joy of middle of the night inspiration. You know what I mean. Those times you wake up in the wee hours with an idea that just cannot wait. Maybe you force yourself to stay in bed until morning, or perhaps you convince yourself that 4 am is a perfectly reasonable time to get up and start right in. About a month or so ago the idea for my Scrappy Duane Park Triangle was born in this way. For the record, I did force myself to stay in bed that night. But when morning arrived I hopped right out of bed and immediately began searching my fingering weight scraps.
Once I had a good sized pile of yarn, I arranged the colors in order -- roughly approximating where they would fall on the color wheel -- and cast on. I could hardly put this one down. Duane Park Triangle is a quick knit, so from start to finish this shawl took only a few days. I am delighted to report that the finished piece lives up to that late night dream of a lovely colorful shawl. A absolutely love it!