Monday, April 14, 2008

Swallowtail Shawl?

So, apparently in my lace obsessed frenzied state, I could not help casting on for yet another lace shawl. Somebody save me from myself!

I've been thinking about the Swallowtail Shawl from the Winter 2006 Interweave Knits for a few months now. On Saturday after a nice get together with an old co-worker of mine, I headed over to Three Bags Full to pick up some lace weight for the Swallowtail Shawl. Thankfully, this shawl is fairly small, and really doesn't take that much yarn, so I only needed one ball of Fiddlesticks Lace Weight. This yarn is 50% merino and 50% silk.

The colorway that spoke to me this time was Basil.

I also had to pick up another Addi lace needle, since my only other lace needle is currently hanging out with Hanami.

I cast on for this one on Sunday (yesterday) late in the afternoon. I have to admit, I was bad and skipped my knitting group so I could work on lace. Lace knitting + Knitting group = Disaster.

It's coming along very well and is quite an easy pattern.

I even managed a few rows this morning before work!

I'm going to be working on this at the same time as I work on the Hanami Stole. It is my goal to have both the Swallowtail Shawl and Hanami Stole done by my birthday as a give for myself. I have until April 27th, so there is going to be a lot of knitting going on at my house in the next two weeks.

1 comment:

Ann said...

Love th color of your yarn. The Swallowtail is a great pattern & it was my 1st lace knit - just love it.