grey blob,and then the magic happens. It's the Swallowtail Shawl from the Fall 2006 Interweave Knits.
I decided to do this project after I found out that my grandma is going to be visiting my family in Atlanta for a month, and I wanted to make her a gift that would be fitting for this amazing woman that raised her children during the Korean War and has this amazing history. I can hardly communicate with her because I speak very little Korean, but hope this gift can convey how much I admire and respect her.
From the moment I cast on, I knew this was going to be a different kind of project. I've never tackled lace before, much less with Kidsilk Haze. It's so light and airy it catches on the slightest breeze, and it has this wonderfully soft halo around the core. I find myself holding my breath till I get to the end of a row and find that I've counted the stitches correctly, although that will get harder as the rows get longer. I'm loosening up though, and going with the flow of the yarnovers and decreases, it's definitely a challenge, but it's a refreshing change from the mind numbing countless diaper changes!