Swallowtail Shawl KAL

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Christmas Eve Swallowtail

I'm fairly pleased with how it came out. I think the blocking could have been better, and some of the nupps aren't as lovely as they could be. But still, it was a fun knit and an excellent learning experience.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Peace on earth!

This is the last of my holiday knitting--a present for my mother-in-law.

After all my ridiculous problems with this shawl, I started worrying about how it would look. All of yours were so beautiful, but this--this--I mean, honestly, the thing looked like a total rag.

I was knitting with 100% silk from Woven Gems, bought at the Virginia Fall Fiber Festival. How would the yarn block out? Would the silk hold the block? If this thing wasn't really beautiful, I was going to be annoyed after all we went through together...

I shouldn't have worried.

More pics on my blog.

Thanks for this inspiring knit-along!

Friday, December 15, 2006


Here is my Swallowtail shawl, done in a dark plum Misti Alpaca on size 5 needles. Pre-blocking:
...and done!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

This one is for me

Yarn : Jaeger Matchmaker #741 Mineral
Needles: Size 3 circular
Dimensions: 53" across the top, 24" top to point
Mods: Just the yarn. I am very happy with the result.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Back to where I started

In my last post to this KAL I told you about the stupid mistake I made late in the game and could not recover from--and how I frogged the whole shawl. Well, finally, despite an absolutely ridiculous number of idiotic mistakes (chronicled on my blog for the last few days), I am finally back to the point where I frogged before. I'm hoping all the silly problems are behind me and that I can make some decent progress now. Seeing all the beautiful shawls shown on this KAL has definitely helped!