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Mine Is An Evil Laugh!




It’s working!


My crazy plan to turn a rectangular shawl into a triangular one is working! Despite my having crappy non-charts, having no idea at all what I’m doing, and experiencing ketchup-related hallucinations, it’s looking exactly the way it’s supposed to.

It just goes to show that you should never let a measly lack of sanity stand in the way of whatever you want to do.

Of course, I am now ignoring the thing in favour of test knitting something pretty, because I am fickle like that. But that’s not the point! The point is that IT’S WORKING.



  1. CanarySanctuary says:

    All I can say is:
    sweeeeet :)

  2. Sharon says:

    Wow – nice as the original is your triangular version is looking goood. I hope you don’t fall out of love with it – sure like to see the finished product!

  3. nicole says:

    You have a lot to answer for with that ketchup chip thing… I bought a packet of ketchup chips at a store the other week. I’d have never even thought about buying them without your post. I have never felt so sick so quickly and yet, I could not stop eating them! And they were only a special for “American week” (I’m in germany) so it#s not like I can go and get more….

    Also, that shawl looks beautiful! Any chance you can convert your non charts into yeah charts and let the rest of us have a go, too?

  4. nestra says:

    I would love to have charts for that – its loverly

  5. Eleanor (undeadgoat) says:

    Curse your sudden yet inevitable betrayal!

    . . . Not sure what you’re betraying, but eh. No one had caught the reference yet.

  6. Ambrrr says:

    Aw man, Eleanor beat me to it!!


  7. Sarah R says:

    Love it, love it. Need the charts, my precious. (Betcha didn’t know I was Smeagol…no one knows who you are on the internet.)

  8. CT says:

    hell yeah….
    i hope you’re keeping notes… *insert cheesy grin here*

  9. Hilary says:

    It’s working, and it’s working extremely well! That’s going to be an awesome shawl!

  10. Eva says:

    Despite the fact that I normally do NOT like triangular shawls very much, I like this version almost more than the original.

    Only plausible explanation: Yours Is REALLY An Evil Laugh!

    (Or maybe it’s just because it’s red?)

  11. Teresa says:

    This is gorgeous! Don’t let a lack of sanity stop you from having fun. Besides, sanity is overrated anyway.

  12. M Ward says:

    Curse your sudden yet inevitable betrayal!

  13. M Ward says:

    Curse my inability to read comments and realize someone already said that…

  14. elan says:

    The joy your title caused was amazing in this house full of boys, the best part was it was on one of “Mom’s blogs she reads”.

  15. Karen Lauterwasser says:

    Hi! I love the new experiment – finally a triangle shawl without a “skunk stripe” of lacy increases down the middle of the back (that’s what one of my friends calls it, and she has definitely infected me with her point of view). Can’t wait to see it all done.

  16. jenny says:

    sis you quit posting? your blog are funny. don’t quit. Maybe it’s not cold enough to knit yet again. If you lived here you never would in that case.

  17. SecretAgent says:

    Hi! Is there a non-Ravelry link for Diagonale? I’ve tried a search, but nothing shows up, only foreign (to me) language sites!

    Very pretty!

  18. mrs. ott says:

    ketchup can do that? pretty shawl thingy.

  19. Melissa Cordstone says:

    very cute, although I must admit, I thought this was the start of a bikini instead of a shawl. Of course, I live in california where it is warm, and there is more of a need for bikinis rather than shawls, so who knows? Anyways, just wanted to say hello!

  20. Angelina says:

    i absolutely love this!!!!

    nice job!!! :o)

  21. Jackie - Karp Styles Crochet and Knitting Patterns says:

    It looks great. I am now craving Ketchup chips…………… oh dear!

  22. NobleKnits says:

    Now I need to try ketchup chips! The shawl looks amazing, too!