Friday, August 22, 2008

The Finish Line!

Last night I crossed the finish line in the Shawl Relay!  I couldn't have done it without all your cheering....after a night of blocking here she is:

Pattern:  Swallowtail by Evelyn Clark

Yarn: Knitpicks Bare Lace weight (about 1/2 of the skein...don't have a scale to know for sure)

Needles: US 4 (everyone at knit night were perplexed that I used straight needles, but I did)

Modifications:  Make a little bigger by doing 5 extra repeats of the budding lace pattern.  I thought that would be it until row 3 of chart 4.  I must have ripped it out 5 times.  Pepperknit details the extra mod that needs to be made here!  Then all was well!

Knitted for:  Well originally I thought this was for me, but I have another shawl in mind for myself so this will be gifted.  Who will be the lucky one?

This shawl doesn't have the shine that the last one does (no silk in this yarn) but I still couldn't be happier with it for a small shawl/scarf!

And the week wouldn't be complete without a picture of Knox!

22 comments:

ashpags said...

It's beautiful!!! I can't wait to see it in person. =)

Stacy said...

Congrats!! It looks wonderful!!

Wool Winder said...

Lovely! You are so generous to give another one away. Someone is going to be thrilled.

With straight needles you don't have to worry about the yarn-overs getting snagged on the join.

Abigail said...

It's stunning! The first thing I saw when your blog came up. Congratulations on a wonderful finish!

lynda said...

It's gorgeous! I love it in white. I totally need to make me one :o)

Awesome Mom said...

That is so amazingly beautiful! I am going to have to add that one to my queue.

Jennifer said...

Congrats, Team BRRS! Wear your medal proud! I can't believe you've already blocked it to. You are going to make someone overwhelmed with joy when they receive this shawl. Great job.

Aunt Kathy said...

Oh Leah that is even prettier then I imagined it would be. I have never knitted nor owned a shawl so I never knew what the big deal was, but omg that's stunning.

Robin said...

It looks so elegant! I can just see wearing in the evening to a formal affair or to a wedding :) (Knox, you must be proud of mom ~ and you look most relaxed now!)

Davene McBride said...

Leah it is stunning! Yes the person who receives this will be very blessed!

Grace said...

beautiful!!

Trudy said...

Oh, Leah--it's a real beauty!! I love it.

Suzie said...

So beautiful!! That is a wonderful project..and a wonderful gift as well!

Suzanne said...

That is simply amazing, Leah. Wow. So quick and so beautiful!!
Suzanne

addictedtoknitting said...

That is so gorgeous. You wouldn't want to sell it would ya?

Lovs2Knit said...

Congrats on finishing! It's beautiful!

Kenyetta said...

beautiful shawl!
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LizzieK8 said...

I really envy people that can do lace. I guess I rarely have the time to concentrate totally.... Or I just can't do lace....

The shawl is so very pretty!

Debbie said...

Wow! It looks beautiful!

Turtle said...

beautiful! that has been on my knitlist as well.

Alison Boon said...

Well done. It looks so lovely as well. I love the different patterns in it.

Firefly Nights said...

This is beautiful and it shows so well from the hanger. Great photo of it.