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.
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.
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 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.
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?