Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Swallowtail photo session

The Swallowtail Shawl and I had a little photo session yesterday, and here are the results:

It's not quite as dark as it looks in these partially back-lit photos, but it's not quite as light as in the photo below. Maybe a light navy color? It's hard to describe exactly.

And this is the pin I made a while back that I pulled out to wear with it on Tuesday night:

It's just base metal, so nothing fancy. I'm going to make up a bunch more of these, I can tell! One for every shawl I own, probably.

I dyed the shawl on Sunday and blocked it on the floor, where I let it sit for two whole days since it's been so humid here. I'm quite thrilled with it!

Vital Statistics:

  • KnitPicks Dye-You-Own lace-weight merino (pre-dates the Bare line), not even close to a full hank.
  • Started May 9, 2007, finished knitting May 19, 2007.
  • Dyed using Pro-Chem dyes.

I would definitely recommend this as a newer-lace-knitter project, despite the nupps (those are the little dark "knot"-looking things, for those of you who aren't into lace knitting). The trick with those is to keep things very loose and all is fine.


Thank you to everyone who's commented on my shawl edgings. I think I'm going to go with the first one, but not blocked out quite so strongly. I'll probably add some stuff to it, as well, and maybe get a swatch knitted tonight and tomorrow. We all know that I seem to have a basic inability to just leave something as-is and follow a pattern, so it shouldn't be a surprise that I'm going to change a perfectly-good edging. ;-)


I got tagged a while back for two MeMes, one of Seven Weird Things and another that's Six Random Things or something like that. I'm still working on them, so Anne and Rebecca, don't think I've forgotten.


Heather said...

Your swallowtail is beautiful! Well done! and I love the shawl pin you made.

marti said...

Your swallowtail shawl turned out lovely. I think that your shawl pin is absolutely beautiful. I love the simple elegance of it.

LisaK said...

Very cool! It is even more beautiful in blue. I really like the shawl pin too. Good job!!

Romi said...

Gorgeous shawl! And the pin is very very pretty. I can't tell from the picture, but it looks like it was not hammered? You might try that on the next one; it provides added strength and you won't have it bending or twisting on you. Well done!

Kathy L. said...

Beautiful to the point of breathtaking! I just wish you had a picture of you modeling it to get an idea of its size. :)

How inspiring! I want to knit like you when I grow up!

Theresa said...

Gorgeous! And I love the pin. I knit this last fall for a friend's Christmas gift and I bought some more yarn to do one for me, but haven't gotten to it. It's so lovely and knits fairly quickly compared to some that I will probably knit it again for gifts!

Opal said...

The shawl is gorgeous and so is the pin. Even if the colour is off, your shawl photos are still beautiful. Your blog is looking pretty fabulous too!

Jane said...

Beautiful Job! The Swallowtail Shawl is very addictive and I think it's a good pattern for people relatively new to lace. Really lovely.

Sandy said...

Your Swallowtail Shawl looks wonderful! You did all of that in 10 days?! I'm jealous. ;)