My first entry into the prize drawing is the Swallowtail shawl. I cast on for this in February 2009, and finished it just the other day. I can hardly believe that this baby has been on the needles for over 4 years! Feels soo good to have it finished.
I'm really not sure why this one took soo long. I'd go through periods where focus on knitting this... lace knitting for me is the perfect way to destress - I literally sit down in a quiet room away from all distractions and focus on the pattern. But then, after a bit of attention, I would put it away and forget about it. I was happy to have a nudge to pull this project out and finish it up.
This colour is soo pretty and think that the subtle shifts in tone don't detract too much from the lace pattern. If I had a do-over, I would have added more repeats of the leaf pattern. The shaw is a reasonable size, but I would have preferred a little larger. (I blocked this to it's max :))
- Pattern: Swallowtail shawl by Evelyn A. Clark (available as a free ravelry download)
- Yarn: Curious Creek Fibers Meru, colorway is Emerald City
- Needles: US 3
- Mods: None
Hopefully this is the first of a couple of projects that I finish in the next couple of months.
What do you have on the needles?
Have a great weekend.