Monday, May 19, 2008

Swallowtail Shawl

Yes the shawl Mollie was modelling is the completed Swallowtail albeit unblocked.

I blocked it last friday and it seems to be a favorite of Millie and MangMang too. Millie was more interested than usual in the blocking process (although I must add that she also likes the mat I use for blocking). MangMang wanted to lie on it. But of course I said there are pins so she lay next to it with her little hands placed nicely in between the pins.

Anyways it wasn't as frighteningly small as I thought it would be but it's still as frighteningly pink.

Swallowtail Shawl


I think this is the first knit I've ever taken out in the hot blazing sun for a photoshoot. It was so quick and random that there's a few people looking, wondering what I was doing. So you see, there's this old couple in the photo above, probably debating about whether I was too poor to hire a photographer, or why I wasn't looking into the camera.

Here it is again flapping in the wind (there's wind!) and you can see the same old couple there still looking.

Swallowtail Shawl


I actually don't mind the fuschia part of the overall colorway but I think the sweet pink has made this more of a 'sweetpea' than 'sunrise'. Anyways.

Swallowtail Shawl


Swallowtail Shawl is designed by Evelyn A. Clark. I used one skein of Knitpicks' Gossamer in Sunrise. The needles were Knitpicks' Harmony Interchangeables. I did the shawl in a progression of needle sizes from 3.5mm to 4mm. I really love the lily of the valley nupps but wish they weren't in various colors.

Swallowtail Shawl


I intended to gift this but I don't know if it would suit her wardrobe. It probably might do better there than with mine. But of course today when I took it out again before I left, Mollie looked at me longingly and nudged the little bag with the shawl. So then what should I do?

matchsticks mollie

3 comments:

hooknneedle said...

mollie looks like a little babushka ^^

Yvette said...

It's very beautiful and very pink.
I actually quite enjoy the odd looks of passerby as I photograph my knitting. It makes me feel mysterious.

iro iro said...

this is pretty, in a cotton candy sweet kinda way. not quite yours or mollie's usual style hey? haha