Monday, February 05, 2007

Finished Swallowtail

The Pattern: Swallowtail Shawl by Evelyn Clark, Interweave Knits Fall 2006
Needles: Brittany Birch size 4 (Use the pointiest you’ve got. Mine were stubby but I didn’t want to buy a new pair.)
Yarn: Misti Alpaca Lace, color unknown (ballband MIA)
Gauge: Swatch? What’s a swatch?



I love this shawl, it’s soft and cozy without being too bulky. I’m not much of a triangular shawl wearer (too Victorian for me) so I’ve been wearing this one wrapped around my neck scarf-style. Sorry about the lack of outdoor photos of the scarf in action, it’s about negative 80,000 degrees outside and my coat no longer buttons across my middle, so I’m only venturing outdoors in the event of a dire emergency (i.e. if I run out of Ben & Jerry’s).

10 comments:

An Abundance of Lisa said...

Beautiful! Now, stay inside and keep that baby warm!!

Ashley said...

Gorgeous--I still can't believe how quickly you finished it. As for the Ben & Jerry's--heh. Minty and I were just pondering today whether a burning desire for fries & a coke from McDonalds warrants going out in the cold.

gleek said...

mmmm, ben and jerry's. i have a pint of the peanut butter cup ice cream in the freezer! :) and i'm very lucky that my coat still fits. otherwise i would be S.O.L. in this weather.

the shawl looks great!

Mintyfresh said...

beautiful! Lace is so pretty. I like triangle shawls worn like scarves, personally.

schrodinger said...

The shawl looks lovely! I like to wear my swallowtail the same way (wrapped around my neck).

Stay warm!

Katy said...

Oh, it's beautiful. I'm jealous of that lovely blue--for my own knitting vanity, I wish I'd done mine in a color. But the bride was right, in the end.

Favorite flavor: Strawberry cheesecake. YUM.

Katie said...

So pretty! I love it all blocked out (sunlight or no ~ I'm certainly not going out there for pictures either!)

Christy said...

Beautiful!

Jessica said...

Wow, it's gorgeous! You should drape it across your belly so you can stare at its prettiness. :)

Sarah / Blue Garter said...

Glorious! I generally go the scarfy route myself with the triangular shawls. I can't decide whether it's passe to tie one around your waist as an overlayer to your skirt. I guess I should read more style mags or something.