Thursday, December 21, 2006

Swallowtail is finished!

After all my ridiculous problems with this shawl, I started worrying about how it would look. 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.

24 comments:

NeedleTart said...

Gorgeous!

blogless Marjorie said...

Your shawl is just lovely. I have some silk that I got at MDSW (Tess Designer Yarns), and I was wondering how it would block, just as you did. Seeing your result has given me confidence that mine will turn out fine as well.

Lolly said...

So elegant, and so wonderful! Beautiful work, H! (yummy wine too!)

Anonymous said...

absolutely gorgeous. I just finished my first lace shawl - I still have to block it out. It's amazing to me how the blocking changes it from a lump of knitting into a piece of lace

Bufanditas said...

Pretty!!! The color is grea as well.

Anonymous said...

This is the first really good look I took at the lace between the body of the shawl and the border. I'm swooning!

Beautiful work, and well worth the effort.

Annie said...

Stunning! Great job.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad I read this. I have the same yarn and I've been wondering how it would block. Seeing your results I feel hopeful. Your shawl is beautiful!

Kathy said...

It's gorgeous. So, so beautiful and worth it. Me, I'm still fearful of lace!!

gwtreece said...

Truly Gorgeous!!!

Kate A. said...

Stunning, just stunning.

Anonymous said...

Wow.

Anonymous said...

I love the color you picked. It came out beautiful!!

Hugs and bunnies,

Wendy Dorrel

Carrie K said...

Oh no, it just needed to be blocked! It looks glorious.

Anonymous said...

Wow!!!!! That is just the most beautiful thing I've seen all day. Well done!

judy said...

That color is just beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!!! I'm glad that the silk held the block so beautifully!

EGJ said...

It is indeed beautiful, and the process of making it should just make it even more precious, no?

Momo said...

Super gorgeous! Your's and Eunnie's make this pattern so tempting.

Helena said...

That is just gorgeous! Excellent blocking! I also love my Swallowtail - it's the shawl that I wear most often, almost every day. I did it in black alpaca so it's very soft under my coat.

Birdsong said...

Wow, your shawl is a testimonial to the beauty of silk and the tenacity from you. An elegant color.

peaknits said...

This is positively fabulous - your lucky giftee!

Anonymous said...

it looks so delicate. i love it.

sloth-knits said...

What a beautiful shawl! The champagne/wine/beverage-in-champagne-glass is definitely well-deserved.

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