Friday, June 15, 2007

Swallowtail Finished!

Finally! I just couldn't take a good picture of it. My room is tiny and has poor lighting to boot. This is the best I can do.

I was going to give it away to a friend, but after I put it around my shoulders, I decided to be a selfish fink and keep it. So soft!




Yarn:
Richmore Count 5 Mohair color 102
Needles:
Size 4

20 comments:

Opal said...

oh how gorgeous! i love the striping.

Monika said...

So airy, so soft looking. It's a wonderful shawl. You are right to keep it for yourself! ;o)

Joanne said...

Absolutely stunning!!

Batty said...

Gorgeous! It's lovely and elegant and she'll never know.

SheepsPyjamas said...

I'd have been hard put to give it away too -- it's lovely!

Janice in GA said...

Very lovely. The yarn striping looks really nice.

Jenn said...

Beautiful!

missalicefaye said...

oooh--soft and pretty! I don't blame you for keeping it. :)

Lucy said...

Your shawl looks just gorgeous, Fleegle - Congratulations ! I wouldn't part with it myself!!

KnitSanity said...

Your shawl is gorgeous! Sometimes it’s good to be selfish. ;)

Muki Muki said...

Really cool looking shawl.......

Anonymous said...

Your swallowtail looks great in the self striping yarn. You are right to keep it - I don't think non-knitters appreciate hand knits as much as knitters do. Besides, you deserve to be warm!

Jane said...

Dear fleegle,

Really lovely shawl. I always say I'm going to keep a swallowtail shawl for myself but so far I've knit two and own none LOL. I would not blame you at all for keeping it.

Silvia said...

Just beautifull.
I was always a bit reluctant to mix lace patterns with variegated yarn but your shawl absolutely proves me wrong. Enjoy it !
Silvia

lori said...

Gorgeous job, Harry! Really, you're too unselfish, letting Fleegle take all the credit.

Larjmarj said...

The variegated yarn really made this pattern pop. I'd have never considered it but wow! I think I'd keep it too!

fleegle said...

Dear Lori--

Harry didn't knit this shawl, I did. Harry has a real problem with mohair--it sticks to his legs.

But he has been busy designing Harry's Shawl, so at least he left me alone so I could finish it!

lori said...

Perhaps the "ceramic" yarn people could invent Harry some teflon yarn to knit himself some leg warmers. That'd fix the sticky business. Don't tell me--there's already teflon yarn, isn't there?

fleegle said...

Dear Lori--

Of course there's teflon yarn! See here:

http://knittersreview.com/article_yarn.asp?article=/review/product/040219_a.asp

Laughingrat said...

That is so great! The variegation is so soft and lovely, it goes really well.