Sunday, July 4, 2010

FO: Swallowtail Shawl

It was actually only about a month and a half of work. But lots of work. I worked on this nearly every day. I became a little obsessed, but it was lots of fun. It's one of the few projects I'd definitely do again. I love the colour I chose. I'm usually one to choose boring colours, like white or ivory, but this bright pink worked perfectly with this pattern, in my opinion. As I said in a recent post, I'm definitely a newly addicted lace knitter. I'm still a beginner, but I'm eager to learn more.

Today was one of the hottest days of the summer, but I could resist getting my 100% wool Swallowtail out to take some photos in natural light. My friend Amy (who Grace calls Mimi) came over, so she took some photos of me and shawl. Sorry Facebook friends -- you've already seen these.

Here she is blocking:
This is the wing span. It's pretty big. Actually, I could have gotten away with the smaller size (this is the version with 19 repeats of the budding lace pattern), but I guess it'll be extra cozy in the fall/winter.

I think it looks nice worn like this. But not today....

Grace and Mimi:
Now to decide on my next project! Well, I'm still working slowly but steadily on the vintage cardigan, but I'm not in a big hurry. As long as it's done for the fall, I'll be happy. I'm thinking about doing a quick project for Grace. A little short sleeved shrug for when it gets chilly in the air conditioning. I'll decide soon.


Becky said...

Breathtaking! Your talent is amazing and how you did that while working and with a toddler I'll never know.

Sarah said...

It was done mostly at night. And a bit on the train here and there. This is why I'm always tired even though G is actually sleeping now.