Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Swallowtail

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Specs:

Yarn: Fino Alpaca with a Twist
Needles: Size 4 Addi Lace
Started: Early June
Finished: Late August

I don't have much to say about this, except that I love lace, and that I'm rigging up some blocking wires for the next go-round! Oh, and Addi Turbos are awesome, and even though nupps are hard, they are so worth the effort.

Edited to add: I blocked the sh#! out of this shawl. Also, I wanted to say that there are a few people I know of in the knitting world who are suffering from multiple myeloma. Alot of people know of Gerry, Annie Modiesitt's husband, and I *kind of* personally know Betty. Julie is doing the York Beach Light the Night Walk to raise money for doing research to develop new treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. Last year she raised $1216 dollars! Let's help her reach her goal of $1500, she's got some great prizes in the raffle, so go check it out!

20 comments:

Yarnhog said...

Oh, wow! I actually said it out loud when the pictures popped up. That's gorgeous! I've been planning to do this one for months, but I'm not much of a lace knitter, and I'm still plodding through Icarus. It looks absolutely perfect (and I can't believe you did it in two months).

Rosa said...

Bellisimo!

Nancy said...

Wow that looks amazing. Beautiful job!

I really have to try mine again.

fluffbuff said...

Beautiful!
I think you officially have the lace bug, too. :)

Julie said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! What more can I say about that shawl?!

Thanks for the shout out :-)

Beth said...

What a fabulous shawl!! You did a great job with it - I'm jealous :)

Alice said...

Absolutely gorgeous shawl! I love how delicate the yarn looks :)

Kyong said...

it's gorgeous, beautiful, amazing, delovely...i don't have enough words to compliment it enough.

also, annie modesitt just gave a talk here. my friend mickey went & is now going to sign up for one of her classes this fall. thanks for the myeloma links.

Monika said...

I never get tired of seeing this beautiful shawl! Love it made with this yarn and colorway. It looks very elegant!

michele said...

that is one beautiful shawl! so lacey. what a lovely job you've done Bea.

tiennie said...

It's truly gorgeous!!!

Jofrog said...

Fabulously lovely!

Romi said...

Oh my! How absolutely lovely! :)

Knitterella said...

Wow! Beautiful!!!

nova said...

This is beautiful Bea. I think there is something about this shawl in lighter colors that really makes it pop. It's gorgeous. Good job on the knitting (and the blocking).

Faith! said...

So, so pretty. Mind if I link? Of course you don't, you're that lovely.

Jo said...

That is so much prettier that the other one!

Faith! said...

Usually when I go back to a page expecting a new post and it's something I've already read, I get slightly disappointed- not this time! I still love this so much!

Anonymous said...

Oh goodness, that's beautiful! Knitting with alpaca was great, wasn't it? And then you go back to regular wool and it feels sooo scratchy.

- MJ

Sheila said...

I'm not sure which is prettier - your lace or your pictures!